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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $78,255.31* *Based on the 2007 average.
905 EMPLOYEES
$70.66M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 168th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 905 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $55,263.

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 67 $55,262.52
National Institutes of Health 63 $80,508.47
Broadcasting Board of Governors 63 $100,616.29
Federal Bureau of Investigation 42 $83,118.71
Department of State 42 $90,596.44
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 34 $68,708.41
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $74,061.61
Food and Drug Administration 26 $84,150.81
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 24 $65,613.29
Natural Resources Conservation Service 23 $71,301.78
Transportation Security Administration 21 $77,976.86
National Park Service 21 $69,489.14
Internal Revenue Service 21 $56,727.24
Bureau of Land Management 18 $62,607.44
Geological Survey 18 $62,085.56
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 17 $73,729.47
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $79,750.75
Environmental Protection Agency 16 $84,494.25
Veterans Health Administration 15 $88,112.27
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 15 $80,588.40
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 11 $84,803.73
National Archives and Records Administration 11 $58,314.91
Headquarters, Nasa 9 $84,639.11
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $80,574.78
Bureau of the Census 9 $55,497.44
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 8 $72,441.38
National Labor Relations Board 8 $64,898.13
Office of Justice Programs 8 $88,116.75
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $104,240.25
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $95,351.43
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7 $83,599.71
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $69,377.43
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $67,343.29
Agricultural Research Service 7 $75,726.43
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $85,786.14
Social Security Administration 7 $85,577.71
Administration for Children and Families 6 $78,236.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 6 $45,444.83
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 5 $98,977.00
Departmental Offices 5 $107,680.40
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $72,932.40
National Science Foundation 5 $96,551.20
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $140,347.40
National Agricultural Statistics Service 4 $70,894.00
Agency for International Development 4 $79,103.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $92,805.50
Federal Communications Commission 4 $83,079.25
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $76,742.75
Financial Management Service 4 $84,431.75
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $79,541.25
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 4 $67,525.50
Government Printing Office 3 $74,187.00
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $89,173.67
Bureau of Labor Statistics 3 $80,402.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $82,528.00
Department of Energy 3 $79,417.67
International Trade Administration 3 $80,541.67
Office of Communications and Outreach 3 $80,340.67
Indian Health Service 3 $78,064.33
Peace Corps 3 $75,562.67
Small Business Administration 3 $106,075.67
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $68,178.67
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $73,989.00
U.S. Secret Service 3 $80,237.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 3 $91,535.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $99,398.00
Economic Research Service 3 $58,541.33
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $60,172.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $116,099.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $87,338.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $67,148.00
Federal Student Aid 2 $81,986.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $81,836.00
Farm Credit Administration 2 $64,188.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $92,624.00
Public Buildings Service 2 $91,542.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $83,341.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $94,488.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $124,227.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $107,299.50
Federal Railroad Administration 2 $77,350.00
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $114,141.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $77,052.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $80,123.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $79,397.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $69,760.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $92,632.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $56,783.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $59,421.00
Women's Bureau 1 $97,926.00
U.S. Mint 1 $115,713.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $79,397.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $55,706.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $103,220.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $79,397.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $66,767.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $97,926.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $78,836.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $57,206.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $82,044.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $97,926.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $132,435.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $86,801.00
1 $70,563.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $73,445.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $73,445.00
Ames Research Center 1 $88,055.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $105,186.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $63,135.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $78,836.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $79,397.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $68,993.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $83,144.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $86,801.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $86,801.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $97,926.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $50,645.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $80,123.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $78,672.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $78,255.31. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $160,001 in 2007.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 797
ZA - Administrative 27
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 21
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 10
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 9
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 7
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
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
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
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 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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