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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $100,834.69* *Based on the 2017 average.
859 EMPLOYEES
$85.91M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 182nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 859 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $115,534.

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 82 $115,533.57
National Institutes of Health 48 $106,806.08
Food and Drug Administration 48 $108,007.94
Forest Service 48 $69,970.81
Federal Bureau of Investigation 44 $85,712.87
Veterans Health Administration 33 $84,205.06
Department of State 26 $107,553.92
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 24 $95,658.00
Transportation Security Administration 23 $101,910.70
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 21 $91,446.62
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 20 $97,828.65
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 16 $104,028.13
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $110,663.07
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 $104,626.07
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 13 $116,564.08
Bureau of Land Management 12 $71,358.75
National Park Service 12 $74,156.92
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $81,689.92
Office of Justice Programs 11 $108,222.27
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 10 $96,367.40
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $86,857.00
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $107,054.40
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 10 $85,622.70
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $102,655.22
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 8 $118,944.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $109,387.00
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $100,696.86
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $117,276.00
Bureau of the Census 7 $84,763.57
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 7 $93,253.14
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $98,658.00
Federal Student Aid 6 $87,807.67
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 6 $101,523.83
Office of Comptroller of Currency 6 $141,623.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $99,481.67
Department of Energy 6 $114,449.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $104,894.60
Office of Administrative Services 5 $108,699.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 5 $132,810.60
Social Security Administration 5 $113,745.20
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $101,272.80
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $104,619.60
Agricultural Research Service 5 $106,346.00
Departmental Offices 4 $154,608.50
U.S. Secret Service 4 $111,813.00
Internal Revenue Service 4 $89,582.25
Geological Survey 4 $93,677.25
Office of the Executive Secretariat 4 $89,306.25
Government Printing Office 4 $90,817.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $97,082.00
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $96,620.75
Agency for International Development 4 $105,046.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $185,831.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $117,340.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $102,816.25
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 4 $106,286.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $77,356.25
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $129,879.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 3 $111,648.00
Administration for Children and Families 3 $98,870.33
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 3 $113,824.67
Office of Personnel Management 3 $69,025.33
Peace Corps 3 $93,334.67
Rural Housing Service 3 $100,420.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $102,781.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $97,858.67
Small Business Administration 3 $111,261.67
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $108,580.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $105,995.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $111,453.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $112,901.33
National Science Foundation 3 $118,441.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $111,391.33
Federal Communications Commission 3 $110,970.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $78,622.50
U.S. Mint 2 $123,417.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $73,021.50
National Agricultural Statistics Service 2 $101,121.50
Farm Credit Administration 2 $119,916.50
Economic Research Service 2 $76,485.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $140,027.50
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $115,334.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $98,448.50
International Trade Administration 2 $73,990.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $124,634.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $105,855.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $126,244.50
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 2 $76,011.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $105,855.50
National Labor Relations Board 1 $79,810.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $120,074.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $107,435.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $123,223.00
Indian Health Service 1 $123,234.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $66,510.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $126,958.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $209,211.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $116,914.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $116,914.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $96,323.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $123,234.00
Women's Bureau 1 $123,234.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $126,958.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $93,008.00
International-American Foundation 1 $80,060.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $87,460.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $110,595.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $104,275.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $123,234.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $120,533.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $123,234.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $89,009.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $62,216.00
Indian Affairs 1 $58,060.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $105,839.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $57,805.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $84,472.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 1 $102,466.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $98,167.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $68,727.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $118,198.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $87,693.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $100,834.69. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $209,211 in 2017.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 751
ZA - Administrative 23
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 23
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 15
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 6
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 5
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
CG - Corporate Graded 4
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 4
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,871.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / 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 System AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Equipment OperatorClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Safety and Occupational Health ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Hospital Housekeeping ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Training InstructionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Writing And Editing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Writer and Editor was $69,611. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,835 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1082.

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