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-30% Jobs Projection
$48,280 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Editors in Alaska is expected to decrease.

  • Editors in Alaska earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Editors Work in Alaska?

There were approximately 50 workers employed as Editors in this state in 2018.

There were 80 Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Alaska

Jobs for Editors in this state are declining at a rate of 30.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.


Alaska Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 70 total jobs in 2026 for Editors in this state.

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

What do Editors Make in Alaska?

In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $35,550 to $72,100 with $48,280 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.09 to $34.66. The median hourly rate was $23.21.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.41 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.20.

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


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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