Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $99,122.96* *Based on the 2016 average.
884 EMPLOYEES
$87.62M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 183rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 884 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $112,310.

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 73 $112,309.68
National Institutes of Health 53 $101,185.28
Food and Drug Administration 51 $104,353.29
Federal Bureau of Investigation 50 $104,525.00
Forest Service 49 $66,216.61
Veterans Health Administration 36 $78,396.97
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 26 $83,554.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 26 $89,526.46
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 21 $86,606.86
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 20 $91,961.15
Transportation Security Administration 18 $100,025.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $97,567.38
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $93,764.44
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 14 $102,567.29
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 13 $88,175.85
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $77,131.23
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 12 $110,874.33
Bureau of Land Management 11 $73,865.00
National Park Service 10 $75,606.10
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $106,964.80
Natural Resources Conservation Service 9 $89,545.56
Office of Justice Programs 9 $99,914.11
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 9 $106,270.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $93,522.56
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $102,223.63
Patent and Trademark Office 8 $101,160.88
National Institute of Standards and Technology 8 $107,150.13
Bureau of the Census 8 $80,392.75
Food Safety and Inspection Service 7 $95,746.43
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $80,526.14
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 7 $86,255.00
Internal Revenue Service 7 $82,682.86
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $130,315.71
Agricultural Research Service 6 $98,970.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 6 $140,603.83
Social Security Administration 6 $109,867.00
Department of Energy 6 $105,791.83
Geological Survey 6 $79,920.83
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $102,832.60
Agency for International Development 5 $93,291.40
National Protection and Programs Directorate 5 $80,852.00
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $102,834.80
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $100,775.00
Peace Corps 4 $84,313.75
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $95,109.50
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 4 $101,419.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $194,437.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $91,937.25
Departmental Offices 4 $129,095.50
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $72,249.25
National Science Foundation 4 $118,158.75
Federal Student Aid 4 $92,686.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $92,147.50
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $94,022.75
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $87,641.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $65,959.75
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 3 $105,284.00
Federal Communications Commission 3 $103,632.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $91,785.33
Office of the Executive Secretariat 3 $73,674.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $102,361.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $104,437.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $105,409.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $106,914.67
Office of Administrative Services 3 $89,205.00
Government Printing Office 3 $94,774.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $102,090.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $108,191.67
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $134,327.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $75,657.00
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $94,839.00
International Trade Administration 2 $75,143.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $103,589.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $64,014.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $104,946.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $117,613.50
Small Business Administration 2 $109,669.50
Farm Credit Administration 2 $106,421.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $69,982.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $107,473.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $116,836.50
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2 $121,760.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $91,961.00
Economic Research Service 2 $71,557.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 2 $96,906.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $133,618.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $108,987.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $99,296.00
U.S. Mint 2 $123,127.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $117,206.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $115,041.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $78,592.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $114,480.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $118,069.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $76,378.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $118,057.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $77,213.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $90,823.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $100,361.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $110,902.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $102,932.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $143,079.00
Minority Business Development Agency 1 $78,592.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $65,847.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $84,234.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $78,924.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $108,987.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $96,878.00
Indian Health Service 1 $118,069.00
Women's Bureau 1 $118,069.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $122,635.00
Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Fatalities 1 $146,090.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $70,000.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $115,041.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $99,905.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $142,647.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $91,657.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $99,905.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $76,467.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $106,210.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $103,391.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $201,134.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 1 $90,823.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $80,716.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $90,796.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $99,122.96. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $206,069 in 2016.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 773
ZA - Administrative 24
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 23
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 16
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
CG - Corporate Graded 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 3
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,514.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / 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
Dental Laboratory Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Telecommunications ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Safety TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Medical Records AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Training InstructionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Writing And Editing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Writer and Editor was $69,611. Since then, the average pay has increased to $99,123 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1082.

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