Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $113,552.60* *Based on the 2021 average.
Writer and Editor was the 181st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 829 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $133,529.
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.
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.
Agencies that have hired a Writer and Editor
Writer and Editor Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $113,552.60. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $207,744 in 2021.
Common Writer and Editor Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Writing And Editing Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||719|
|SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives||26|
|ZA - Administrative||25|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||19|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||10|
|NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only||5|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||5|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||3|
|SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay||3|
|EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency||2|
|CG - Corporate Graded||2|
|IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions||2|
|NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path||2|
|FG - Similar To The General Schedule||2|
|OR - Employees Of The Office Of Financial Research (ofr) Within The Department Of The Treasury||2|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||1|
|MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only.||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / 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 Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Clerk-Typist||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Security Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Autopsy Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Training Instruction||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Writing And Editing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Writer and Editor was $69,611. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,553 in 2021.
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