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Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $95,338.56* *Based on the 2014 average.
885 EMPLOYEES
$84.37M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 225th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 885 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $108,957.

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 70 $108,957.19
National Institutes of Health 54 $99,493.89
Food and Drug Administration 52 $100,202.98
Federal Bureau of Investigation 49 $102,923.39
Forest Service 48 $67,688.50
Department of State 38 $101,095.29
Veterans Health Administration 33 $82,034.45
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 25 $82,024.36
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 25 $89,927.08
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 20 $88,392.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 17 $97,139.94
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 16 $86,342.13
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 16 $74,872.81
Federal Aviation Administration 14 $100,628.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 14 $107,920.29
Transportation Security Administration 14 $108,992.64
National Park Service 14 $78,662.86
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 13 $84,132.77
Bureau of Land Management 13 $70,100.62
Environmental Protection Agency 12 $104,086.08
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 11 $94,730.36
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $86,435.30
Office of Justice Programs 10 $101,565.30
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $91,571.44
Social Security Administration 8 $108,214.38
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $125,501.75
National Protection and Programs Directorate 8 $78,896.88
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 8 $81,808.38
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $98,103.88
Patent and Trademark Office 8 $88,349.63
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $103,173.71
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 7 $107,124.00
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $82,261.17
Agricultural Research Service 6 $101,601.33
Bureau of the Census 6 $79,776.67
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 6 $96,903.50
Geological Survey 5 $82,565.80
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $100,766.20
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $98,400.60
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $186,474.40
Agency for International Development 5 $98,477.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $63,723.50
Small Business Administration 4 $104,117.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $95,937.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $134,868.00
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $89,771.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $77,951.25
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $89,644.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 4 $98,913.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $99,666.00
Departmental Offices 4 $124,202.75
Federal Student Aid 4 $88,528.25
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $79,505.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 4 $97,174.25
Peace Corps 4 $80,141.50
Administration for Children and Families 4 $100,503.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $83,469.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $105,492.67
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $68,124.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 3 $82,266.67
National Science Foundation 3 $112,352.00
Department of Energy 3 $101,831.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $86,524.00
Federal Communications Commission 3 $101,314.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $98,826.33
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 3 $102,913.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $104,021.00
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $130,580.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 3 $112,077.33
Internal Revenue Service 3 $89,029.67
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $113,969.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $103,631.50
International Trade Administration 2 $67,664.50
U.S. Secret Service 2 $115,890.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $115,109.50
U.S. Mint 2 $121,050.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $102,772.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $108,233.50
Government Printing Office 2 $93,546.50
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $72,935.50
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $95,858.50
Office of Administrative Services 2 $103,412.50
Economic Research Service 2 $66,842.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $132,053.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $103,405.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $110,906.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $90,142.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2 $101,608.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $80,072.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 2 $113,902.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $125,675.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $106,263.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $98,305.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $105,286.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $116,901.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $113,904.00
Presidio Trust 1 $72,700.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $117,401.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $79,916.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $110,906.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $134,528.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $113,904.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $117,887.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $133,285.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $104,911.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $98,916.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $116,901.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $98,916.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $83,395.00
Indian Health Service 1 $116,901.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $76,446.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $91,892.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $65,194.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $63,091.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $69,400.00
Women's Bureau 1 $116,901.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $102,164.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $98,916.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $88,224.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $92,922.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $75,376.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $95,919.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $113,346.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $101,914.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $95,338.56. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $221,610 in 2014.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 788
ZA - Administrative 25
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 14
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 14
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
CG - Corporate Graded 5
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 4
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 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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