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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $93,306.63* *Based on the 2013 average.
892 EMPLOYEES
$83.23M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 179th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 892 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $111,045.

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 61 $111,044.74
National Institutes of Health 59 $97,085.97
Forest Service 57 $65,563.60
Federal Bureau of Investigation 55 $100,706.07
Food and Drug Administration 46 $99,087.74
Department of State 36 $98,642.36
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 27 $86,426.11
Veterans Health Administration 26 $83,358.54
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 24 $84,128.58
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 20 $88,753.40
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 18 $70,059.17
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $94,680.67
Federal Aviation Administration 18 $96,977.11
Transportation Security Administration 17 $99,316.29
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 17 $86,417.59
National Park Service 16 $75,271.06
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 16 $101,672.25
Environmental Protection Agency 15 $97,603.67
Bureau of Land Management 13 $70,916.46
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 12 $78,762.67
Office of Justice Programs 11 $97,592.73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10 $89,723.10
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $86,989.10
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 10 $102,849.70
Geological Survey 9 $76,211.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $121,048.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 8 $89,775.38
Bureau of the Census 8 $77,148.13
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 7 $81,197.14
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 7 $93,724.29
National Protection and Programs Directorate 7 $71,635.71
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $98,460.86
Small Business Administration 6 $109,757.67
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $80,222.67
Agency for International Development 6 $93,777.67
Patent and Trademark Office 6 $92,901.83
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 6 $92,009.33
Agricultural Research Service 6 $94,627.67
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $181,023.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $69,545.20
Financial Management Service 5 $94,299.00
Departmental Offices 5 $125,972.20
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $84,406.40
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $97,935.20
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 4 $115,641.25
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $95,710.25
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $88,326.00
Department of Energy 4 $96,052.75
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $78,572.50
Federal Student Aid 4 $86,389.75
Administration for Children and Families 4 $97,634.75
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $68,736.00
Social Security Administration 4 $103,129.75
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $126,850.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 4 $93,662.25
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $101,328.00
Federal Communications Commission 3 $97,936.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $96,244.33
U.S. Secret Service 3 $109,598.33
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $84,601.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $88,491.67
National Science Foundation 3 $111,239.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $143,087.67
U.S. Mint 2 $118,303.50
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 2 $106,839.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $100,166.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $106,839.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $87,704.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $102,358.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $112,761.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $92,382.50
Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $100,298.50
Economic Research Service 2 $63,509.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $104,570.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $76,990.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $73,875.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $111,452.50
Government Printing Office 2 $92,341.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $105,355.50
Peace Corps 2 $79,936.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $103,871.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $78,616.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $99,118.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $128,004.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $89,846.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $89,846.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $66,630.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $100,904.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $126,251.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $112,774.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $97,936.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $82,570.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $116,975.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $108,717.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $98,395.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $62,467.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $97,936.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $92,001.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $110,981.00
Women's Bureau 1 $115,742.00
Presidio Trust 1 $70,000.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $109,807.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $74,628.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $87,350.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $106,839.00
Maritime Administration 1 $156,992.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $121,988.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $129,758.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $109,807.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $92,001.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $100,904.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $115,742.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $112,224.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $127,883.00
International Trade Administration 1 $82,359.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $73,396.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $94,969.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $105,211.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $97,333.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $53,350.00
Indian Health Service 1 $109,807.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $131,500.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $77,040.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $97,936.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $66,468.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $118,363.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $112,774.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $93,306.63. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $217,335 in 2013.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 790
ZA - Administrative 26
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 17
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 8
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
CG - Corporate Graded 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 2
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 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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