Writer and Editor - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Writer and Editor"

How much does a Writer and Editor in the federal government get paid? $99,122.96* *Based on the 2016 average.
884 EMPLOYEES
$87.62M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Writer and Editor was the 183rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 884 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Broadcasting Board of Governors hired the most employees titled Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $113,927.

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 $113,926.65
National Institutes of Health 52 $102,592.19
Food and Drug Administration 47 $104,180.04
Federal Bureau of Investigation 46 $107,769.22
Forest Service 45 $66,746.09
Department of State 34 $103,913.53
Veterans Health Administration 30 $84,005.60
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 27 $89,882.48
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 25 $86,153.28
Transportation Security Administration 23 $100,909.65
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 17 $94,449.65
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $99,520.69
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 $100,045.80
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 14 $102,830.64
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 13 $114,433.69
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 13 $101,939.92
Bureau of Land Management 12 $71,542.17
National Park Service 12 $73,251.83
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 $79,645.09
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $108,981.40
Patent and Trademark Office 10 $95,901.90
Office of Justice Programs 10 $103,947.90
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $96,176.44
Natural Resources Conservation Service 9 $91,444.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $92,740.22
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 9 $109,516.11
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $105,335.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 8 $114,078.75
Bureau of the Census 8 $84,290.00
Department of Energy 8 $106,844.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $94,091.29
Federal Student Aid 7 $87,894.43
Departmental Offices 7 $134,504.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $136,013.29
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $94,964.14
Internal Revenue Service 6 $81,221.33
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $85,982.33
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 6 $96,924.83
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 6 $92,215.83
Securities and Exchange Commission 6 $148,805.17
Food Safety and Inspection Service 6 $94,978.33
Geological Survey 6 $78,180.00
Social Security Administration 6 $108,984.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $106,704.60
Office of the Executive Secretariat 5 $75,013.40
Agricultural Research Service 5 $101,154.40
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $109,716.00
Office of Administrative Services 4 $97,697.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $106,887.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $76,507.75
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $97,869.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $94,365.00
Agency for International Development 4 $95,487.00
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $124,943.75
National Science Foundation 4 $119,740.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $80,955.25
Federal Communications Commission 3 $105,690.33
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 3 $104,433.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $106,481.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $96,318.67
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 3 $110,510.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $96,949.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $188,903.00
Administration for Children and Families 3 $90,963.67
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $110,369.33
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $88,207.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $105,823.33
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $95,452.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2 $113,396.50
International Trade Administration 2 $82,718.00
U.S. Mint 2 $110,347.50
U.S. Secret Service 2 $118,824.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 2 $159,794.50
Economic Research Service 2 $72,192.00
Small Business Administration 2 $111,268.50
National Agricultural Statistics Service 2 $98,146.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $98,563.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $78,584.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $90,961.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $107,505.50
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $109,565.50
Farm Credit Administration 2 $112,911.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $95,041.50
Government Printing Office 2 $98,153.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $100,025.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $87,416.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $114,431.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $120,125.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $67,663.50
Peace Corps 2 $87,614.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $136,910.50
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $80,681.00
Indian Health Service 1 $119,794.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $145,162.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $119,776.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $87,821.00
Indian Affairs 1 $58,127.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 1 $95,217.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $119,901.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $98,066.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $104,433.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $101,361.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $127,036.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $101,335.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $116,972.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $53,435.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $113,650.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $116,722.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $80,073.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $81,889.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $92,987.00
Minority Business Development Agency 1 $79,734.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $82,656.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $104,433.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $119,776.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $73,270.00
International-American Foundation 1 $77,579.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $116,722.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $142,700.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $48,968.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $101,514.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $113,650.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $73,500.00
Women's Bureau 1 $119,794.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $95,217.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $85,215.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $119,794.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $98,289.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $77,579.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $119,794.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $104,433.00

Writer and Editor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Writer and Editor is $99,122.96. The highest paid Writer and Editor made $206,069 in 2016.

Common Writer and Editor Payscales

Payscale Number of Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 773
ZA - Administrative 24
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 23
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
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
CG - Corporate Graded 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 3
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 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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