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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $89,484.05* *Based on the 2010 average.
955 EMPLOYEES
$85.37M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 173rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 955 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $110,697.

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 $110,696.65
National Institutes of Health 65 $92,729.49
Forest Service 63 $60,148.76
Federal Bureau of Investigation 53 $96,504.45
Department of State 46 $94,991.85
Food and Drug Administration 36 $99,484.69
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 34 $81,099.24
Federal Aviation Administration 25 $88,977.36
National Park Service 24 $76,125.46
Veterans Health Administration 24 $83,957.83
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 23 $71,108.87
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 23 $84,707.09
Environmental Protection Agency 20 $100,322.55
Bureau of Land Management 20 $65,760.65
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 18 $100,847.72
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $89,024.72
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 17 $94,406.71
Natural Resources Conservation Service 15 $83,957.40
Transportation Security Administration 14 $73,380.71
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 14 $82,444.71
Office of Justice Programs 12 $96,713.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 12 $90,414.08
Internal Revenue Service 11 $55,723.70
National Institute of Standards and Technology 10 $92,842.40
Geological Survey 10 $74,748.20
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10 $83,411.40
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 9 $67,927.89
Office of Comptroller of Currency 9 $106,889.56
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $71,266.25
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 8 $97,751.38
Social Security Administration 7 $90,278.43
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $97,720.43
Bureau of the Census 7 $77,357.71
Agricultural Research Service 7 $90,708.71
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $75,246.71
National Labor Relations Board 7 $68,092.00
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $99,678.33
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $91,203.17
National Transportation Safety Board 6 $124,301.67
Financial Management Service 5 $96,904.00
Agency for International Development 5 $93,796.20
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $102,045.60
Department of Energy 5 $87,704.60
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $155,561.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 4 $125,310.50
National Science Foundation 4 $116,980.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $78,071.25
Small Business Administration 4 $108,019.25
Federal Student Aid 4 $95,671.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 4 $88,074.75
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $97,532.67
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $82,617.67
Indian Health Service 3 $98,402.00
Departmental Offices 3 $111,501.00
U.S. Secret Service 3 $96,798.33
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $83,397.67
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 3 $71,070.33
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $101,114.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $79,756.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $82,697.67
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $97,051.67
International Trade Administration 3 $94,993.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $133,298.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $99,056.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $79,747.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $97,690.00
Federal Railroad Administration 3 $95,870.33
Federal Communications Commission 3 $91,390.00
Economic Research Service 2 $76,652.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 2 $92,174.50
U.S. Mint 2 $114,657.50
Government Printing Office 2 $89,845.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $85,915.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $86,162.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $111,071.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $95,167.00
Public Buildings Service 2 $103,871.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $96,280.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $107,406.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $94,792.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $126,751.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $75,878.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $96,386.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $103,170.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $97,153.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $102,924.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $140,420.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $89,857.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $61,568.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $88,616.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $97,333.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $86,355.00
1 $81,204.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $74,958.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $76,458.00
Ames Research Center 1 $100,616.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $109,807.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $82,359.00
Peace Corps 1 $71,946.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $94,969.00
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 1 $119,238.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $117,231.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $106,839.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $77,983.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $107,239.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $62,467.00
Women's Bureau 1 $112,774.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $156,000.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $97,936.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $70,794.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $108,717.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $82,359.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $92,533.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $62,467.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $94,969.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $89,033.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $82,359.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $65,393.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $104,484.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $98,936.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $91,078.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $89,033.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $89,484.05. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $188,248 in 2010.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 845
ZA - Administrative 29
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 23
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 14
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
CG - Corporate Graded 5
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 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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