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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $87,222.26* *Based on the 2009 average.
933 EMPLOYEES
$81.2M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 172nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 933 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $109,174.

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 66 $109,173.88
National Institutes of Health 64 $89,781.06
Forest Service 53 $60,422.04
Federal Bureau of Investigation 52 $95,896.48
Department of State 43 $96,171.09
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 34 $77,211.35
Food and Drug Administration 33 $97,649.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 25 $67,361.92
Federal Aviation Administration 24 $91,956.92
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 23 $84,129.04
National Park Service 23 $75,098.65
Bureau of Land Management 21 $64,186.10
Veterans Health Administration 20 $86,668.45
Natural Resources Conservation Service 18 $78,311.39
Environmental Protection Agency 17 $93,447.53
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 17 $77,076.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $84,541.19
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 16 $97,944.44
Transportation Security Administration 16 $83,031.69
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 14 $94,849.57
Internal Revenue Service 14 $58,490.23
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 14 $78,695.21
Office of Justice Programs 13 $91,521.08
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 12 $78,557.25
Geological Survey 10 $72,233.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $90,857.33
Bureau of the Census 9 $67,840.11
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $64,035.13
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $116,662.13
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $97,048.25
National Labor Relations Board 7 $66,244.71
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $85,744.57
Social Security Administration 7 $86,235.43
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $99,040.14
Agricultural Research Service 7 $87,185.43
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $91,874.57
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $69,136.14
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $94,524.33
Agency for International Development 5 $92,390.20
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $97,657.80
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $157,287.40
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $75,989.40
Financial Management Service 5 $93,455.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $88,635.25
Department of Energy 4 $77,840.75
Federal Student Aid 4 $90,911.00
National Science Foundation 4 $104,425.25
Small Business Administration 4 $102,533.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 4 $95,240.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $82,287.25
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $80,894.33
Corporation for National and Community Service 3 $122,522.33
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $87,077.67
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $77,181.33
Federal Railroad Administration 3 $90,279.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $95,259.67
Indian Health Service 3 $94,789.67
U.S. Secret Service 3 $92,599.67
International Trade Administration 3 $89,385.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $52,278.33
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $81,797.67
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $74,904.67
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $92,384.67
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $90,543.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $92,656.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $96,949.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $73,114.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $93,051.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $100,176.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $97,331.00
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $130,406.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $72,827.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $95,171.50
Federal Communications Commission 2 $101,036.00
Government Printing Office 2 $86,499.50
Farm Credit Administration 2 $75,089.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $76,229.00
Public Buildings Service 2 $101,416.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $142,083.00
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $104,144.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $90,976.50
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $88,306.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $81,159.00
Economic Research Service 2 $73,515.50
Bureau of the Public Debt 2 $81,286.00
Food and Nutrition Service 2 $101,615.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $118,928.50
U.S. Mint 2 $91,478.50
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $50,408.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $95,026.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $95,620.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $101,816.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $90,575.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $99,368.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $155,553.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $113,007.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $86,955.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $97,026.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $102,721.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $76,627.00
1 $79,280.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $86,927.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $75,537.00
Women's Bureau 1 $110,109.00
Ames Research Center 1 $98,393.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $83,610.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $93,723.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $77,973.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $113,159.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $72,651.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $74,373.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $69,553.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $92,723.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $81,021.00
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 1 $112,995.00
Peace Corps 1 $68,199.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $89,825.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $93,804.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $111,070.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $65,851.00
Departmental Offices 1 $136,941.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $104,314.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $86,955.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $104,725.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $87,222.26. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $178,226 in 2009.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 827
ZA - Administrative 26
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 22
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 16
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
CG - Corporate Graded 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 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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