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31.0% Jobs Projection
$63,540 Median Salary
330 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Editors in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Editors in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Editors in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Editors Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 1,830 people working as Editors in the year 2018.

There were 1,770 Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 950 Editors working in it, which means Washington has more Editors than average.


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Editors in this state are growing at a rate of 31.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 330 annual job openings, and a total of 3,040 jobs for Washington Editors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 12,000 annual jobs and 125,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Editors Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $34,160 to $104,010 with $63,540 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.42 to $50. The median hourly rate was $30.55.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.45 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.10.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Washington Metros for Editors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Editors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 750 $53,540
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 150 $50,070
Bellingham, WA 70 $46,150
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 40 $52,730
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 40 $57,740
Kennewick-Richland, WA 30 $73,730

Top States for Editors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Editors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 19,140 $70,200
California 11,060 $68,530
Texas 5,490 $53,450
Florida 4,190 $53,150
Illinois 3,830 $58,540
Virginia 3,450 $65,050
District of Columbia 3,330 $80,210
Massachusetts 3,160 $71,730
New Jersey 3,130 $69,550
Pennsylvania 3,020 $55,750
Minnesota 2,700 $54,160
Maryland 2,280 $56,040
Georgia 2,190 $55,830
Ohio 2,090 $52,450
North Carolina 2,090 $52,080
Colorado 2,010 $57,350
Washington 1,830 $63,540
Tennessee 1,690 $45,100
Michigan 1,670 $52,740
Wisconsin 1,580 $46,350

Below are the states where Editors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $80,210
Massachusetts $71,730
New York $70,200
New Jersey $69,550
California $68,530
Rhode Island $67,660
Virginia $65,050
Connecticut $64,860
Hawaii $64,090
Washington $63,540

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