Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $96,520.41* *Based on the 2015 average.
865 EMPLOYEES
$83.49M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 181st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 865 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $112,310.

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 73 $112,309.68
National Institutes of Health 53 $101,185.28
Food and Drug Administration 51 $104,353.29
Federal Bureau of Investigation 50 $104,525.00
Forest Service 49 $66,216.61
Veterans Health Administration 36 $78,396.97
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 26 $83,554.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 26 $89,526.46
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 21 $86,606.86
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 20 $91,961.15
Transportation Security Administration 18 $100,025.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $97,567.38
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $93,764.44
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 14 $102,567.29
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $77,131.23
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 13 $88,175.85
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 12 $110,874.33
Bureau of Land Management 11 $73,865.00
National Park Service 10 $75,606.10
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $106,964.80
Office of Justice Programs 9 $99,914.11
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 9 $106,270.33
Natural Resources Conservation Service 9 $89,545.56
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $93,522.56
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $102,223.63
Patent and Trademark Office 8 $101,160.88
National Institute of Standards and Technology 8 $107,150.13
Bureau of the Census 8 $80,392.75
Food Safety and Inspection Service 7 $95,746.43
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $80,526.14
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 7 $86,255.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $130,315.71
Internal Revenue Service 7 $82,682.86
Department of Energy 6 $105,791.83
Geological Survey 6 $79,920.83
Securities and Exchange Commission 6 $140,603.83
Social Security Administration 6 $109,867.00
Agricultural Research Service 6 $98,970.00
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $102,834.80
Agency for International Development 5 $93,291.40
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $102,832.60
National Protection and Programs Directorate 5 $80,852.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $92,147.50
Departmental Offices 4 $129,095.50
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 4 $101,419.00
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $72,249.25
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $65,959.75
National Science Foundation 4 $118,158.75
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $94,022.75
Peace Corps 4 $84,313.75
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $87,641.50
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $95,109.50
Federal Student Aid 4 $92,686.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $194,437.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $91,937.25
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $100,775.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $106,914.67
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $134,327.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $104,437.67
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 3 $105,284.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 3 $73,674.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $108,191.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $75,657.00
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $94,839.00
Federal Communications Commission 3 $103,632.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $102,361.33
Office of Administrative Services 3 $89,205.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $102,090.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $105,409.33
Government Printing Office 3 $94,774.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $91,785.33
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $104,946.00
Farm Credit Administration 2 $106,421.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $64,014.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $133,618.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $107,473.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $117,613.50
Economic Research Service 2 $71,557.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $99,296.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 2 $96,906.50
U.S. Secret Service 2 $116,836.50
Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $103,589.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $69,982.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $117,206.50
Small Business Administration 2 $109,669.50
International Trade Administration 2 $75,143.00
U.S. Mint 2 $123,127.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $91,961.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2 $121,760.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $108,987.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $115,041.00
Indian Health Service 1 $118,069.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $118,057.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $76,378.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $201,134.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $110,902.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $100,361.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $90,796.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $114,480.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $84,234.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $78,592.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $143,079.00
Women's Bureau 1 $118,069.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $96,878.00
Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Fatalities 1 $146,090.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $102,932.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $91,657.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $118,069.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $142,647.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $90,823.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 1 $90,823.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $77,213.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $115,041.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $103,391.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $108,987.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $65,847.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $99,905.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $78,924.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $70,000.00
Minority Business Development Agency 1 $78,592.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $122,635.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $76,467.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $80,716.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $99,905.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $106,210.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $96,520.41. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $226,267 in 2015.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 760
ZA - Administrative 25
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 18
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 16
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 4
CG - Corporate Graded 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 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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