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

-5% Jobs Projection
$55,750 Median Salary
340 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Editors in Pennsylvania is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Editors Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 3,020 workers employed as Editors in this state in 2018.

There were 3,210 Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Editors in this state are declining at a rate of 4.9% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 340 annual job openings, and 3,680 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $30,540 to $100,310 with $55,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.68 to $48.23. The median hourly rate was $26.8.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.47 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.67.

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


Top Pennsylvania Metros for Editors

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,730 $72,030
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,890 $61,300
Pittsburgh, PA 530 $51,910
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 120 $44,040
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 110 $56,830
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 90 $46,570
Lancaster, PA 80 $47,350
State College, PA 50 $34,800
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 $47,880
York-Hanover, PA 40 $46,080
Erie, PA 30 $53,860

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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