Editors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5122  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and co-ordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff. They are employed by publishing firms, magazines, journals, newspapers, radio and television networks and stations, and by companies and government departments that produce publications such as newsletters, handbooks, manuals and Web sites. Editors may also work on a freelance basis.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Advertising Editor
  • Art Editor
  • Assistant Editor
  • Associate Editor
  • Bilingual Editor
  • Blog Editor
  • Book Editor
  • Business Editor
  • Caption Editor
  • City Editor
  • Contributing Editor
  • Control Room Editor - Broadcasting
  • Copy Chief
  • Copy Editor
  • Copy Preparer
  • Dictionary Editor
  • Editor
  • Editorial Consultant
  • Editorial Page Editor
  • English Editor
  • Feature Editor
  • Financial Editor
  • Financial News Editor
  • Foreign News Broadcasting Editor
  • Foreign News Service Editor
  • French Editor
  • Information Editor
  • Journal Editor
  • Line Editor
  • Line-up Editor
  • Literary Editor
  • Local News Editor
  • Magazine Editor
  • Manuscript Editor
  • Medical Editor
  • News Desk Editor
  • News Editor
  • News Editor - Broadcasting
  • News Service Editor
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Picture Editor
  • Production Editor
  • Publications Editor
  • Scientific Editor
  • Script Editor
  • Senior Editor
  • Society Editor
  • Special Features Editor
  • Sport Desk Editor
  • Sports Editor
  • Sub-editor
  • Technical Editor
  • Telecommunications Editor
  • Web Site Editor
  • Writer-editor
  • Advertising Editor
  • Associate Editor
  • Contributing Editor
  • Copy Editor
  • Editor
  • Editorial Consultant
  • Literary Editor
  • Manuscript Editor
  • Medical Editor
  • News Editor
  • News Service Editor
  • Sports Editor
  • Technical Editor

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for editors.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $14,809
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $52,165
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $38,266
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $39,472
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for editors.

Gender Median Income
Male $39,472
Female $56,599
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (12 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for editors.

$35,000.00
Lowest Observed
$68,000.00
Highest Observed
$35,100.00
25th Percentile
$44,634.00
Average
$42,500.00
Median
$51,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for editors

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 90
25 to 34 years 180
35 to 44 years 170
45 to 54 years 125
55 to 64 years 130
65 to 74 years 30
75 years and over 20
Total 740
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for editors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 320
Part Time 360
Total 695
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for editors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 290
Female 450
Total 740
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for editors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 510
Self Employed 230
Total 740
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for editors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 670
Unemployed 65
Total 740
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for editors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 90
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 160
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 430
Total 695
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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