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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.

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

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
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
CG - Corporate Graded 5
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1

Starting Paygrade: $28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Writer and Editor was $69,611. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,553 in 2021.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1082.

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