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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
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 23 $91,447.87
Federal Aviation Administration 23 $93,550.35
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 21 $99,041.05
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 21 $70,005.29
Immigration and 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
Customs and Border Protection 14 $84,743.86
Office of Justice Programs 13 $93,877.77
Natural Resources Conservation Service 13 $88,106.00
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
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
Bureau of the Census 7 $76,506.14
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $90,030.43
Agricultural Research Service 7 $91,643.57
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
Small Business Administration 5 $107,041.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $65,214.80
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 5 $86,923.40
Financial Management Service 5 $98,949.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 4 $98,875.25
Rural Housing Service 4 $69,541.25
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $86,536.50
U.S. 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
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $84,286.33
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
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $67,958.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $88,270.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $100,187.67
Public Buildings Service 2 $106,550.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $126,251.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $106,230.00
Indian Health Service 2 $102,388.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $96,386.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $99,235.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $143,231.50
Economic Research Service 2 $78,822.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $97,208.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $74,161.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $104,036.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $107,115.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $90,767.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $99,605.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $98,164.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $92,753.50
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 2 $90,791.50
Government Printing Office 2 $89,945.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $87,915.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $97,634.50
Federal Railroad Administration 2 $95,160.50
U.S. Mint 2 $117,648.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $93,908.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $110,993.50
Federal Transit Administration 1 $117,278.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $109,807.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $76,372.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $100,904.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $128,500.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $91,828.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $157,800.00
1 $81,204.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $87,350.00
Peace Corps 1 $74,103.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $92,001.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $88,881.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 1 $92,001.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $62,467.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $74,628.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $97,936.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $97,333.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $77,040.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $110,252.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $80,276.00
Women's Bureau 1 $116,351.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $84,855.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $115,731.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $72,876.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $97,206.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $92,001.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $106,711.00
Office of Communications and Marketing 1 $119,238.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $74,872.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $82,359.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $99,086.00

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
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
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: $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

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The series code of this occupation is 1082.

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