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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $110,714.73* *Based on the 2020 average.
797 EMPLOYEES
$85.25M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 185th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 797 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $131,665.

Government Writing And Editing jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Writing And Editing job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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 includes positions that involve writing and editing materials, such as reports, regulations, articles, newsletters, magazines, news releases, training materials, brochures, interpretive handbooks, pamphlets, guidebooks, scholarly works, reference works, speeches, or scripts. The work requires the acquisition of information on a variety of subjects in the course of completing assignments. The work requires the development, analysis, and selection of appropriate information and presentation of the information in a form and at a level suitable for the intended audience.

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Writer and Editor

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Broadcasting Board of Governors 70 $131,664.63
National Institutes of Health 50 $118,400.16
Federal Bureau of Investigation 44 $129,005.13
Food and Drug Administration 42 $122,837.19
Forest Service 42 $76,042.69
Veterans Health Administration 32 $85,289.97
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 25 $98,525.68
Customs and Border Protection 23 $119,315.72
Transportation Security Administration 22 $103,636.91
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 20 $102,761.00
Department of State 17 $113,532.59
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $128,230.07
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 14 $108,854.14
Citizenship and Immigration Services 13 $122,150.46
National Park Service 12 $80,127.83
Department of Energy 12 $103,517.75
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 11 $127,406.27
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 10 $90,233.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 10 $126,217.50
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $114,611.40
Patent and Trademark Office 9 $102,120.67
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 9 $123,333.50
Internal Revenue Service 9 $83,039.89
National Institute of Standards and Technology 8 $117,889.13
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $125,003.00
Office of Justice Programs 8 $122,035.75
Federal Student Aid 8 $84,937.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $88,056.71
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $92,829.29
Bureau of Land Management 7 $80,377.86
Bureau of the Census 7 $87,778.86
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 7 $128,673.80
Federal Railroad Administration 7 $115,756.71
Natural Resources Conservation Service 6 $93,814.17
U.S. Agency for International Development 5 $108,873.80
Securities and Exchange Commission 5 $148,572.20
Office of Comptroller of Currency 5 $154,850.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $106,162.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $105,620.20
Geological Survey 5 $91,302.20
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $117,767.80
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $118,064.00
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $105,066.75
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $112,074.75
Small Business Administration 4 $114,885.25
Social Security Administration 4 $119,775.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $100,019.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 4 $124,341.00
Agricultural Research Service 4 $104,671.50
Fpac Business Center 4 $113,704.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $94,870.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $86,365.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $101,896.50
Office of Administrative Services 4 $104,498.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $120,490.00
Economic Research Service 3 $84,309.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $101,494.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $117,396.00
Government Printing Office 3 $110,370.00
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $132,005.33
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $126,620.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 3 $125,479.67
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $101,682.00
U.S. Secret Service 3 $147,139.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $132,676.50
Administration for Children and Families 2 $107,451.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $112,930.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $122,022.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 2 $93,530.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $68,752.50
National Science Foundation 2 $113,551.50
U.S. Mint 2 $135,319.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $107,644.50
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $105,148.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $95,736.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $119,430.00
Federal Communications Commission 2 $123,198.00
Peace Corps 2 $111,695.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $121,486.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $96,081.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $121,316.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $72,030.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $123,198.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $130,043.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $133,465.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $70,409.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $97,848.00
International Trade Administration 1 $106,483.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $0.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $116,353.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $130,043.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $89,213.00
International-American Foundation 1 $72,030.00
Indian Affairs 1 $76,832.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $112,930.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $92,068.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $79,233.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $70,751.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $109,836.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $119,775.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $157,709.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $126,620.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $116,353.00
Indian Health Service 1 $133,465.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $126,693.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $105,510.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $112,240.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $129,367.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $121,316.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $119,775.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $133,447.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $93,638.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $102,663.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $97,183.00
Women's Bureau 1 $133,465.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $142,701.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $97,313.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $130,043.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 1 $116,353.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $74,431.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $130,021.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $199,940.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $133,465.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $102,663.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $113,665.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporation Senior Executive Management 1 $102,663.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 1 $147,458.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $110,714.73. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $199,940 in 2020.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 696
ZA - Administrative 22
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 22
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 13
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 9
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 5
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 2
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
CG - Corporate Graded 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 1
MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only. 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Writing and Editing jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Health Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Clerk-TypistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Security Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Autopsy AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Training InstructionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Writing And Editing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Writer and Editor was $69,611. Since then, the average pay has increased to $110,715 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1082.

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