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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $83,273.39* *Based on the 2008 average.
892 EMPLOYEES
$74.03M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 174th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 892 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $105,537.

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 71 $105,536.85
National Institutes of Health 62 $85,611.57
Forest Service 56 $57,856.98
Federal Bureau of Investigation 48 $91,958.10
Department of State 43 $92,722.52
Food and Drug Administration 32 $91,211.53
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 31 $72,965.58
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 27 $77,867.93
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 26 $64,757.88
National Park Service 24 $71,321.79
Bureau of Land Management 22 $61,096.14
Natural Resources Conservation Service 20 $72,604.90
Federal Aviation Administration 19 $85,937.26
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $79,446.83
Veterans Health Administration 18 $87,432.06
Internal Revenue Service 17 $58,892.35
Transportation Security Administration 16 $82,336.44
Environmental Protection Agency 15 $88,622.80
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 14 $88,501.43
Office of Justice Programs 12 $87,808.42
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 12 $90,431.58
Bureau of the Census 11 $61,514.82
Geological Survey 11 $66,654.36
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $83,120.00
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $108,358.56
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $76,554.22
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $91,143.38
National Labor Relations Board 7 $62,997.57
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $100,405.57
Agricultural Research Service 7 $81,499.86
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $89,969.86
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 7 $72,968.67
Social Security Administration 6 $86,061.50
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 6 $83,225.83
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $65,479.67
Customs and Border Protection 6 $80,625.17
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 5 $88,646.40
Financial Management Service 5 $87,649.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $89,612.20
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $147,854.60
U.S. Agency for International Development 4 $86,498.00
National Science Foundation 4 $97,982.50
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $91,618.25
Small Business Administration 4 $106,156.75
Administration for Children and Families 4 $85,525.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $86,418.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 4 $47,915.25
Department of Energy 3 $83,769.33
Federal Student Aid 3 $82,063.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $73,280.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $74,416.00
Federal Railroad Administration 3 $82,181.67
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $77,988.33
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $87,071.33
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $76,970.33
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $87,781.67
International Trade Administration 3 $85,080.67
Indian Health Service 3 $84,240.33
U.S. Secret Service 3 $87,127.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $92,642.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $91,135.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $67,865.50
Office of Communications and Outreach 2 $92,642.00
Farm Credit Administration 2 $70,331.00
Public Buildings Service 2 $95,334.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $99,630.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $112,116.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $79,851.50
Government Printing Office 2 $81,394.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $81,394.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $132,349.50
U.S. Mint 2 $87,299.50
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $83,012.00
Economic Research Service 2 $63,668.50
Food and Nutrition Service 2 $95,908.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $70,401.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $91,152.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $89,024.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 2 $84,344.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $122,821.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $90,495.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $101,849.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $122,059.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $103,273.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $88,493.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $88,493.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $92,080.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $85,727.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $77,757.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $69,158.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 1 $74,416.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $102,323.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $83,111.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $53,421.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $72,090.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $85,727.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $85,727.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $71,241.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $84,454.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $102,323.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $114,372.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $59,338.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $83,817.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $90,698.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $83,720.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $82,961.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $72,048.00
Women's Bureau 1 $105,088.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $109,586.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $72,090.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $62,146.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $94,025.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $138,383.00
1 $73,728.00
Ames Research Center 1 $94,331.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $108,887.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $85,727.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $62,546.00
Peace Corps 1 $61,350.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $90,698.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $99,533.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $99,557.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $99,291.00
Departmental Offices 1 $119,161.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $83,273.39. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $166,614 in 2008.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 789
ZA - Administrative 28
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 16
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 12
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 7
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
CG - Corporate Graded 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Clerk-TypistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Security Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Autopsy AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Training InstructionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Writing And Editing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Writer and Editor was $69,611. Since then, the average pay has increased to $107,498 in 2019.


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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