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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $72,897.64* *Based on the 2005 average.
955 EMPLOYEES
$69.4M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 167th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 955 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $51,936.

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
Forest Service 72 $51,935.53
Broadcasting Board of Governors 70 $93,185.86
Department of State 64 $86,369.20
National Institutes of Health 61 $74,980.88
Federal Bureau of Investigation 51 $74,112.55
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 31 $61,275.39
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 30 $70,029.10
Geological Survey 30 $54,599.40
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 29 $72,320.38
Food and Drug Administration 28 $73,348.96
Bureau of Land Management 25 $54,805.08
Natural Resources Conservation Service 23 $66,119.91
Environmental Protection Agency 20 $73,735.40
National Park Service 19 $67,132.00
Veterans Health Administration 17 $74,839.06
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $68,919.19
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $72,818.07
Office of Justice Programs 12 $77,130.33
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 12 $70,226.75
Headquarters, Nasa 10 $71,235.00
Social Security Administration 10 $79,971.20
National Labor Relations Board 10 $60,341.20
Bureau of the Census 9 $56,972.78
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 9 $77,350.38
Agricultural Research Service 8 $69,913.75
National Institute of Standards and Technology 8 $76,247.75
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $98,331.75
Transportation Security Administration 8 $82,768.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $70,035.25
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 8 $69,829.63
Administration for Children and Families 8 $65,224.75
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $74,123.86
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $82,929.71
Internal Revenue Service 7 $63,443.57
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $54,923.86
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $79,182.43
Economic Research Service 6 $64,853.67
Bureau of Economic Analysis 6 $62,989.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 6 $63,410.83
Federal Communications Commission 6 $82,532.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 6 $88,660.00
Financial Management Service 6 $76,906.33
National Science Foundation 5 $88,690.40
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $124,997.80
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 5 $69,448.00
Office of Personnel Management 4 $81,787.75
Small Business Administration 4 $91,460.25
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $65,974.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 4 $65,891.25
International Trade Administration 4 $93,530.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 4 $81,876.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 4 $80,618.50
Office of Communications and Outreach 4 $69,429.25
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $78,148.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $65,971.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $75,498.00
Agency for International Development 3 $82,852.33
Peace Corps 3 $67,288.67
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $60,252.67
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $68,651.00
U.S. Secret Service 3 $73,456.33
Government Printing Office 3 $64,303.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $84,748.67
Department of Energy 3 $75,611.00
Indian Health Service 3 $73,960.00
Federal Supply Service 2 $86,166.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $96,870.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $99,816.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $59,932.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 2 $65,576.50
U.S. Institute of Peace 2 $73,364.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $69,972.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $78,573.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $65,433.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $63,748.00
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $102,829.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $55,822.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $57,007.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $71,605.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 2 $83,231.00
Federal Railroad Administration 2 $69,856.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $87,243.50
Departmental Offices 2 $107,768.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $72,547.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $73,364.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 1 $82,638.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $84,751.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $111,561.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $81,747.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $69,173.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $121,274.00
1 $64,711.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $69,173.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $64,981.00
Ames Research Center 1 $82,233.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $73,364.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $64,981.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $96,737.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $62,594.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $81,747.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $67,077.00
Women's Bureau 1 $92,228.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $74,782.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $83,670.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $97,213.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $44,865.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $79,652.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $79,652.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $57,715.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $71,269.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $53,349.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $52,468.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $89,736.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $94,260.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $47,755.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $79,766.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $74,782.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $97,213.00
Presidio Trust 1 $79,706.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $72,897.64. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $150,179 in 2005.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 839
ZA - Administrative 26
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 15
FO - Foreign Service Officers 12
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 10
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 10
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 8
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
CG - Corporate Graded 5
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 5
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
FE - Senior Foreign Service 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 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 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

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1082.

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