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.
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.
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
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 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 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.
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