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-2% Jobs Projection
$49,320 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

While jobs for Editors in West Virginia are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Editors in West Virginia is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Editors Work in West Virginia?

In 2018, there were 170 Editors working in the state.

There were 190 Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Editors in WV Employment Trend

The typical state has 950 Editors working in it, which means West Virginia has fewer Editors than average.

Editors in WV vs. the Average State

Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Editors in this state are declining at a rate of 2.1% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.

Job Projections for Editors: Nation vs. WV

West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 460 jobs for West Virginia Editors in 2026.

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

What do Editors Make in West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $28,300 to $78,870 with $49,320 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.6 to $37.92. The median hourly rate was $23.71.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.3 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.59.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Editors Earnings: WV vs. National Average

Top West Virginia Metros for Editors

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,260 $76,810

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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Occupation WV Employment Total
Writers and Authors 130
Technical Writers 60


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