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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $91,087.19* *Based on the 2011 average.
979 EMPLOYEES
$88.99M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 169th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 979 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $111,715.

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 69 $111,714.70
National Institutes of Health 64 $94,107.08
Forest Service 60 $63,393.28
Federal Bureau of Investigation 55 $96,203.73
Department of State 44 $96,418.91
Food and Drug Administration 40 $100,955.63
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 34 $82,742.47
Veterans Health Administration 25 $85,775.12
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 24 $84,032.96
Federal Aviation Administration 23 $93,550.35
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 23 $91,447.87
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 21 $99,041.05
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 21 $70,005.29
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 21 $81,604.29
National Park Service 21 $74,926.76
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 20 $90,581.45
Environmental Protection Agency 19 $101,731.21
Transportation Security Administration 18 $86,689.56
Bureau of Land Management 16 $67,805.81
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 14 $84,743.86
Natural Resources Conservation Service 13 $88,106.00
Office of Justice Programs 13 $93,877.77
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $86,012.45
Geological Survey 10 $77,294.50
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 9 $77,163.11
U.S. Coast Guard 9 $69,551.56
Office of Comptroller of Currency 9 $109,341.11
National Institute of Standards and Technology 8 $90,512.63
Internal Revenue Service 8 $65,171.00
National Archives and Records Administration 8 $95,876.25
Bureau of the Census 7 $76,506.14
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $90,030.43
Agricultural Research Service 7 $91,643.57
Headquarters, Nasa 7 $97,516.86
Social Security Administration 7 $98,592.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $101,063.14
National Protection and Programs Directorate 7 $76,308.57
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 6 $79,734.67
National Transportation Safety Board 6 $114,945.17
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 6 $162,583.50
Patent and Trademark Office 6 $102,342.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 5 $86,923.40
Financial Management Service 5 $98,949.00
Small Business Administration 5 $107,041.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $65,214.80
Agency for International Development 4 $92,761.25
Federal Student Aid 4 $95,375.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $82,543.75
National Science Foundation 4 $116,905.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $132,832.50
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 4 $114,679.25
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $94,449.75
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 4 $98,875.25
Rural Housing Service 4 $69,541.25
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $86,536.50
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $67,958.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $88,270.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $84,286.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $100,187.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $51,630.00
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $102,882.33
International Trade Administration 3 $96,814.33
Department of Energy 3 $101,267.67
Federal Communications Commission 3 $94,413.00
U.S. Secret Service 3 $101,798.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $83,105.67
Departmental Offices 3 $102,449.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $87,915.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $97,208.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $97,634.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $74,161.00
Federal Railroad Administration 2 $95,160.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $104,036.00
U.S. Mint 2 $117,648.00
Public Buildings Service 2 $106,550.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $107,115.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $93,908.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $126,251.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $90,767.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $110,993.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $106,230.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $99,605.50
Indian Health Service 2 $102,388.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $98,164.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $96,386.50
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $92,753.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $99,235.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 2 $90,791.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $143,231.50
Government Printing Office 2 $89,945.50
Economic Research Service 2 $78,822.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $92,001.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $91,828.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $97,333.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $106,711.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $157,800.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $77,040.00
Office Cong & Intergovernmental Affairs & Gov Policy 1 $119,238.00
1 $81,204.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $110,252.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $74,872.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $87,350.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $80,276.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $82,359.00
Peace Corps 1 $74,103.00
Women's Bureau 1 $116,351.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $99,086.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $92,001.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $84,855.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $117,278.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $88,881.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $115,731.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $109,807.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $92,001.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $72,876.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $76,372.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $62,467.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $97,206.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $100,904.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $74,628.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $128,500.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $97,936.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $91,087.19. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $200,302 in 2011.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 866
ZA - Administrative 29
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 21
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 18
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
CG - Corporate Graded 6
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 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
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,871.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / 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

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The series code of this occupation is 1082.

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