Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $75,306.95* *Based on the 2006 average.
933 EMPLOYEES
$70.11M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 162nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 933 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $54,544.

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 $54,544.43
Broadcasting Board of Governors 68 $97,809.60
National Institutes of Health 60 $78,480.75
Department of State 53 $84,890.38
Federal Bureau of Investigation 48 $79,280.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 34 $64,898.91
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 30 $69,784.70
Bureau of Land Management 27 $54,392.52
Food and Drug Administration 26 $77,429.77
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 25 $75,158.08
Natural Resources Conservation Service 22 $67,745.27
Geological Survey 21 $56,787.10
National Park Service 19 $68,888.89
Environmental Protection Agency 19 $81,025.79
Federal Aviation Administration 19 $75,811.16
National Archives and Records Administration 17 $50,997.53
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $71,767.13
Internal Revenue Service 15 $55,859.73
Veterans Health Administration 15 $82,300.57
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 12 $81,067.33
Transportation Security Administration 12 $78,095.92
Office of Justice Programs 11 $81,722.45
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 10 $73,761.90
National Labor Relations Board 9 $64,631.44
Headquarters, Nasa 9 $79,132.22
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $100,931.33
Agricultural Research Service 8 $69,089.00
Bureau of the Census 8 $60,606.25
Social Security Administration 7 $85,741.14
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $86,899.14
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7 $77,571.00
Administration for Children and Families 7 $72,497.71
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $83,203.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $82,350.29
Federal Communications Commission 6 $88,394.67
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $56,918.83
Economic Research Service 5 $66,831.40
Bureau of Economic Analysis 5 $68,705.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $70,818.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 5 $87,223.60
National Science Foundation 5 $94,056.60
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 5 $94,120.20
Bureau of Labor Statistics 5 $72,582.80
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $131,051.80
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $62,284.20
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 4 $87,682.50
Office of Communications and Outreach 4 $77,132.50
Small Business Administration 4 $95,146.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $70,423.75
Financial Management Service 4 $80,252.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $73,739.75
National Agricultural Statistics Service 4 $69,067.75
Food and Nutrition Service 4 $80,417.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $88,208.67
U.S. Secret Service 3 $78,167.33
Government Printing Office 3 $71,551.67
Peace Corps 3 $71,527.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $64,374.00
Federal Railroad Administration 3 $74,793.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $71,979.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $79,676.00
Agency for International Development 3 $87,163.67
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $105,495.50
Federal Supply Service 2 $90,549.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $53,027.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $103,246.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $103,011.50
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 2 $70,413.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $70,823.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $73,401.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $64,101.50
Indian Health Service 2 $83,534.00
U.S. Institute of Peace 2 $75,887.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $69,384.00
International Trade Administration 2 $90,242.00
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $109,678.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $88,950.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $71,488.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $61,407.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $58,241.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $79,432.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $80,018.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 2 $87,148.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $118,195.50
Department of Energy 2 $83,922.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $74,803.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $69,384.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $56,082.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $55,326.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $47,847.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $85,086.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $65,048.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $84,559.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $82,391.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $77,173.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $75,887.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $76,387.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $126,173.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $66,443.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $100,547.00
1 $68,748.00
Women's Bureau 1 $95,398.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $90,242.00
Ames Research Center 1 $85,482.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $82,391.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 1 $85,944.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $100,010.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $55,483.00
Departmental Offices 1 $77,353.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $79,931.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $55,772.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $95,398.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $61,510.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $87,664.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $77,353.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $65,048.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $129,023.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $77,353.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $76,187.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $75,306.95. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $147,283 in 2006.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 829
ZA - Administrative 23
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 14
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 12
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 7
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
CG - Corporate Graded 5
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 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

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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