Editorial Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Editorial Assistant"How much does an Editorial Assistant in the federal government get paid? $55,236.24* *Based on the 2020 average.
Editorial Assistant was the 450th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 25 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Bureau of Reclamation hired the most employees titled Editorial Assistance, with an average salary of $55,622.
Government Editorial Assistance jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Editorial Assistance job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation covers positions that involve editorial support work in preparing manuscripts for publication and verifying factual information in them. Such support work includes editing manuscripts for basic grammar and clarity of expression as well as marking copy for format. These positions require skill in using reference works to verify information and knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and good English usage.
Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.
Agencies that have hired an Editorial Assistant
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Bureau of Reclamation||7||$55,622.14|
|National Institutes of Health||3||$64,496.33|
|Nuclear Regulatory Commission||1||$79,233.00|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||1||$52,579.00|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||1||$70,072.00|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||1||$62,802.00|
|Bureau of Land Management||1||$46,156.00|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||1||$58,452.00|
|Office of Administration||1||$43,798.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||1||$55,274.00|
Editorial Assistant Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Editorial Assistant is $55,236.24. The highest paid Editorial Assistant made $79,233 in 2020.
Common Editorial Assistant Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Editorial Assistance Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||22|
|ZS - Administrative Support||2|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Editorial Assistance jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Supply Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Office Drafting||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Dental Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Construction Control Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Legal Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Editorial Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for an Editorial Assistant was $39,318. Since then, the average pay has increased to $55,236 in 2020.
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