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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $101,871.98* *Based on the 2018 average.
864 EMPLOYEES
$86.29M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 181st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 864 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $115,972.

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 83 $115,972.30
National Institutes of Health 49 $106,599.24
Forest Service 48 $70,015.56
Food and Drug Administration 47 $107,473.62
Federal Bureau of Investigation 44 $115,207.76
Veterans Health Administration 33 $84,205.06
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 25 $97,098.92
Department of State 24 $106,378.92
Transportation Security Administration 22 $101,759.82
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 21 $91,657.76
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 19 $98,040.74
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 16 $104,261.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $104,469.19
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $110,958.13
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 $74,323.58
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $81,689.92
Office of Justice Programs 11 $108,509.55
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 11 $99,526.55
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $107,054.40
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 10 $85,806.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $86,857.00
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $102,950.44
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $109,387.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 7 $93,253.14
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $99,004.00
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $102,090.71
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $118,561.71
Bureau of the Census 7 $84,763.57
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 7 $114,354.60
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $99,481.67
Department of Energy 6 $98,691.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 6 $141,750.83
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 6 $101,523.83
Federal Student Aid 6 $87,807.67
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $86,059.67
Geological Survey 5 $85,242.60
Securities and Exchange Commission 5 $132,810.60
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $104,894.60
Social Security Administration 5 $113,745.20
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $101,804.20
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $104,679.60
Agricultural Research Service 5 $106,346.00
Office of Administrative Services 5 $108,699.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $186,311.25
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $103,191.25
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $117,340.00
U.S. Secret Service 4 $111,875.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $77,791.25
Government Printing Office 4 $91,657.00
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $97,285.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 4 $90,885.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $97,540.25
Agency for International Development 4 $105,046.50
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $129,879.00
Departmental Offices 4 $154,608.50
Internal Revenue Service 4 $89,582.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $106,162.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $113,954.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $111,391.33
Federal Communications Commission 3 $110,970.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 3 $113,824.67
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 3 $111,648.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $115,141.33
Administration for Children and Families 3 $98,870.33
National Science Foundation 3 $118,441.00
Office of Personnel Management 3 $69,764.00
Peace Corps 3 $94,280.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $103,031.33
Small Business Administration 3 $111,389.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $97,858.67
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $108,580.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $110,823.67
Rural Housing Service 3 $100,420.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $105,855.50
U.S. Mint 2 $124,892.50
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 2 $76,011.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $78,622.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $73,021.50
Farm Credit Administration 2 $119,916.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $140,027.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $126,244.50
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $117,084.50
Economic Research Service 2 $76,485.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 2 $101,121.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $98,448.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $124,634.00
International Trade Administration 2 $73,990.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $105,855.50
Office of Communications and Outreach 1 $102,466.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $120,074.00
Indian Health Service 1 $123,234.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $209,211.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $99,453.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $93,008.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $66,510.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $123,234.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $126,958.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $123,223.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $116,914.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $126,958.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $110,595.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $120,533.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $62,216.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $87,693.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $107,435.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $87,460.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $123,234.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $105,839.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $89,009.00
Women's Bureau 1 $123,234.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $118,198.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $57,805.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $98,167.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $116,914.00
International-American Foundation 1 $80,060.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $104,275.00
Indian Affairs 1 $58,060.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $123,234.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $84,472.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $68,727.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $79,810.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $101,871.98. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $209,211 in 2018.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 756
ZA - Administrative 24
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 22
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 15
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 5
CG - Corporate Graded 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 4
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Writer and Editor was $69,611. Since then, the average pay has increased to $101,872 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1082.

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