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Is California a good place for you to work as an Editor?

6.4% Jobs Projection
$68,530 Median Salary
1,490 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Editors Work in California?

There were approximately 11,060 workers employed as Editors in this state in 2018.

There were 10,940 Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Editors in this state are growing at a rate of 6.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,490 annual Editors job openings in California, and 15,000 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Editors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $34,650 to $129,700 with $68,530 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.66 to $62.36. The median hourly rate was $32.95.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $32.72 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.23.

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


Top California Metros for Editors

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,410 $67,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,520 $77,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 700 $69,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 690 $59,190
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 260 $62,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 $59,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 160 $57,180
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 140 $61,200
Santa Rosa, CA 100 $62,860
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 $58,280
Fresno, CA 50 $57,930
Bakersfield, CA 40 n/a
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 $49,460
Salinas, CA 30 $62,920

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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