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|Editor salaries - 21 salaries reported||$60,813/yr|
|Editor salaries - 13 salaries reported||$52,000/yr|
|Editor salaries - 12 salaries reported||$53,158/yr|
|Editor salaries - 11 salaries reported||$47,881/yr|
|Editor salaries - 9 salaries reported||$52,261/yr|
|Editor salaries - 8 salaries reported||$15/hr|
|Editor salaries - 7 salaries reported||$51,696/yr|
|Editor salaries - 7 salaries reported||$66,023/yr|
|Editor salaries - 7 salaries reported||$43,245/yr|
|Editor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$25/hr|
|Editor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$90,072/yr|
|Editor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$59,961/yr|
|Editor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$55,000/yr|
|Editor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$59,521/yr|
|Editor salaries - 5 salaries reported||$77,003/yr|
|Editor salaries - 5 salaries reported||$23/hr|
|Editor salaries - 5 salaries reported||$40,433/yr|
|Editor salaries - 5 salaries reported||$80,000/yr|
|Editor salaries - 4 salaries reported||$64,473/yr|
|Editor salaries - 4 salaries reported||$21/hr|
The average salary for an Editor is $59,830 per year in Canada. Salaries estimates are based on 516 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Editor employees in Canada.
The highest salary for an Editor in Canada is $76,586 per year.
The lowest salary for an Editor in Canada is $47,491 per year.
Salaries for editors are very good and are growing at a steady rate. A editor’s salary starts higher than the average salary in Canada. Salaries are the highest in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta. You can also make more money as an editor by working for a large publishing firm within urban areas or large city centers. Having years of experience as an editor will also gain you a higher salary.
Do you write, edit, and commission pieces of work across various industries to improve communication quality? Do you partner with writers to ensure text is adequate for readers through reports, blogs, book manuscripts, new releases, or articles? You can score a higher salary by having top-notch trade skills and earning a master’s degree in English, communications, journalism, or a related discipline. A bachelor’s is typically the entry-level requirement for editors, but advanced education can help you stay competitive and earn a bigger paycheque. Your editor career relies on having a high-quality portfolio, so focus on continuously updating yours to highlight your best work. Editing is a flexible position, so if you’re not in a full-time role, you can build your portfolio using various smaller assignments you’ve done through contract, remote, part-time, or volunteer work.
According to Editors Canada, there are four major editing categories: substantive editing, copy editing, stylistic editing, and proofreading. If you specialize in one or more of these fields, consider negotiating a higher salary with your current or prospective employer—all you need is a strong portfolio and some good negotiating skills. Your portfolio is your best tool when looking to make more money as an editor in Canada. Use it to highlight your most impressive work and showcase the stories behind the words. Use concrete examples of your skills wherever possible; for example, do you spend countless hours getting a piece “just right”? Do you work closely with writers? Whatever insight you can share about the qualifications and expertise that set you apart in your editor job, the better your negotiation strategy will go.
About 58.05% of Editor professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional $2,847 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of an Editor in Canada as a good salary.
Editor professionals in Canada have a wide total pay range, between $38,896 and $97,777 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of $59,830 following the average career path of an Editor.