Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $69,611.05* *Based on the 2004 average.
980 EMPLOYEES
$68.08M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 168th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 980 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $91,273.

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 74 $91,272.70
Forest Service 72 $49,024.99
Department of State 63 $82,155.37
National Institutes of Health 55 $72,109.31
Federal Bureau of Investigation 42 $72,694.17
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 35 $68,127.60
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 34 $56,406.85
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 33 $64,966.45
Geological Survey 32 $51,434.72
Food and Drug Administration 25 $73,518.83
Bureau of Land Management 24 $54,676.33
National Park Service 22 $62,769.59
Natural Resources Conservation Service 20 $66,077.20
National Archives and Records Administration 18 $55,470.06
Environmental Protection Agency 18 $68,652.44
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $64,374.31
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $69,470.73
Veterans Health Administration 14 $69,984.08
Social Security Administration 13 $74,913.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 13 $68,460.23
Bureau of the Census 12 $54,472.42
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $67,657.91
Office of Justice Programs 11 $73,852.64
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $92,429.90
National Labor Relations Board 10 $57,436.30
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $75,337.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $78,497.00
Internal Revenue Service 8 $62,550.50
Agricultural Research Service 8 $66,223.00
Transportation Security Administration 8 $79,583.13
Economic Research Service 7 $62,004.71
Bureau of Economic Analysis 7 $56,439.57
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $76,064.43
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 7 $113,137.86
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 7 $68,670.86
Administration for Children and Families 7 $63,303.14
Government Printing Office 7 $55,845.29
Headquarters, Nasa 7 $66,763.71
Bureau of Labor Statistics 6 $56,097.17
Federal Communications Commission 6 $75,598.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 6 $72,611.83
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 6 $64,894.17
Financial Management Service 5 $72,098.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 5 $72,108.00
U.S. Coast Guard 5 $52,490.40
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 5 $75,427.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 5 $67,501.80
National Science Foundation 5 $87,918.80
Office of Personnel Management 5 $78,300.80
Department of Energy 4 $72,407.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 4 $66,593.25
National Agricultural Statistics Service 4 $62,669.25
Food and Nutrition Service 4 $74,325.75
International Trade Administration 4 $88,385.25
Small Business Administration 4 $86,975.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 4 $71,165.50
Bureau of the Public Debt 4 $66,050.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $86,470.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $59,984.33
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $62,761.67
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $76,541.67
Peace Corps 3 $63,753.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $56,301.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $51,028.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 3 $74,784.67
Indian Health Service 3 $70,520.00
U.S. Secret Service 3 $70,269.33
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $93,478.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $56,338.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $72,627.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $107,829.00
U.S. Institute of Peace 2 $69,732.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $84,072.00
Agency for International Development 2 $118,200.50
Federal Railroad Administration 2 $66,158.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $48,976.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 2 $84,127.00
Federal Supply Service 2 $82,663.50
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 2 $112,285.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $95,047.00
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $97,733.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 2 $63,234.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $84,127.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $69,732.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $62,659.00
1 $62,397.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $62,659.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $74,785.00
National Security Council 1 $93,732.00
Ames Research Center 1 $76,655.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $68,722.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $93,732.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $68,722.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $85,210.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $86,531.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $88,051.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $34,184.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $51,297.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $93,742.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $84,127.00
Presidio Trust 1 $77,384.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 1 $80,622.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $68,722.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $79,358.00
Departmental Offices 1 $88,051.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $58,665.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $116,939.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $74,894.00
Women's Bureau 1 $86,531.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $60,638.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $34,184.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 1 $74,512.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $60,638.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $55,652.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $93,742.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $69,939.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $90,622.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $86,531.00
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 1 $72,108.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $69,611.05. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $137,298 in 2004.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 844
ZA - Administrative 28
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 22
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 12
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 12
FO - Foreign Service Officers 11
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 10
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 8
CG - Corporate Graded 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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 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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