Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $92,301.60* *Based on the 2012 average.
961 EMPLOYEES
$88.52M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 173rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 961 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $111,400.

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 74 $111,400.23
National Institutes of Health 63 $95,515.59
Federal Bureau of Investigation 56 $99,744.38
Forest Service 54 $66,552.22
Food and Drug Administration 40 $100,760.63
Department of State 36 $98,394.08
Veterans Health Administration 30 $82,164.70
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 27 $85,216.30
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 23 $84,900.26
Federal Aviation Administration 22 $92,587.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 22 $100,112.91
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 22 $82,546.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 20 $73,945.75
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 19 $91,675.95
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 19 $92,392.53
National Park Service 19 $73,290.95
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 18 $84,650.72
Bureau of Land Management 17 $67,147.47
Environmental Protection Agency 17 $101,551.29
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 16 $71,927.94
Transportation Security Administration 16 $100,078.38
Office of Justice Programs 12 $95,867.92
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $86,292.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10 $87,212.80
Geological Survey 9 $77,718.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $82,957.25
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $91,286.38
Bureau of the Census 8 $75,131.75
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $114,361.38
National Protection and Programs Directorate 7 $79,507.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $95,780.71
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $85,063.29
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $119,148.14
Small Business Administration 7 $103,322.57
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 7 $89,920.29
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $72,868.43
Agricultural Research Service 6 $94,133.17
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 6 $82,002.50
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $98,441.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 6 $167,663.67
Internal Revenue Service 6 $57,560.80
Agency for International Development 6 $95,261.50
Social Security Administration 5 $102,536.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 5 $91,169.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 5 $93,658.60
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $82,574.00
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $99,737.80
Departmental Offices 4 $98,462.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $74,906.25
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $87,702.00
Department of Energy 4 $92,959.25
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $74,128.75
Financial Management Service 4 $96,323.50
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 4 $119,155.75
Federal Communications Commission 3 $97,172.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 3 $100,903.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $63,641.67
National Science Foundation 3 $110,249.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $96,824.33
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $142,240.33
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $84,601.67
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $103,871.67
Federal Student Aid 3 $93,532.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $97,634.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $86,734.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $102,887.50
Federal Railroad Administration 2 $96,425.00
Government Printing Office 2 $92,341.50
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $92,382.50
U.S. Mint 2 $119,178.50
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2 $112,802.50
Economic Research Service 2 $78,956.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $95,344.00
Public Buildings Service 2 $107,627.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $102,160.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $109,793.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $128,504.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $75,949.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $63,507.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $106,839.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $109,245.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $99,293.50
International Trade Administration 2 $89,148.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $100,901.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $90,517.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $109,160.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $102,461.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $139,134.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $76,120.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $69,040.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $100,298.50
National Labor Relations Board 1 $87,350.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $117,231.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $90,033.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $74,872.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $97,936.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $109,807.00
Peace Corps 1 $76,327.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $97,333.00
Maritime Administration 1 $156,992.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $115,228.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $77,040.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $89,033.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $109,807.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 1 $89,033.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $94,969.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $100,904.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $128,500.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $94,969.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $108,717.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $80,276.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $91,078.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $88,350.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $92,001.00
Women's Bureau 1 $115,892.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $115,742.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $94,969.00
Office Cong & Intergovernmental Affairs & Gov Policy 1 $117,873.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $84,855.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $71,102.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $76,622.00
Indian Health Service 1 $109,807.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $126,251.00
1 $81,204.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $75,628.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $118,327.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $123,878.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $92,301.60. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $209,965 in 2012.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 852
ZA - Administrative 27
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 20
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 16
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 7
CG - Corporate Graded 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 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
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Writer and Editor was $69,611. Since then, the average pay has increased to $101,872 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1082.

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