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Editorial Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Editorial Assistant"

How much does an Editorial Assistant in the federal government get paid? $53,604.38* *Based on the 2017 average.

Editorial Assistant was the 427th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 37 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Bureau of Reclamation hired the most employees titled Editorial Assistance, with an average salary of $49,830.

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.

Job Description

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

Editorial Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Editorial Assistant is $53,604.38. The highest paid Editorial Assistant made $104,450 in 2017.

Common Editorial Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Editorial Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 34
ZS - Administrative Support 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / 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
Sales Store ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Editorial AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Nursing AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Legal Instruments ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Editorial Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Editorial Assistant was $39,318. Since then, the average pay has increased to $53,604 in 2017.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1087.

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