Occupational Employment Statistics


27-3041 Editors

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 807$21.96/hr$10.31/hr$11.58/hr$21.96/hr$27.32/hr$39.43/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$29.60/hr
Financial Activities30$37.71/hr
Professional and Business Services140$31.19/hr
Education and Health Services140$30.38/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30$27.25/hr
Other Services80$32.34/hr
Public Administration20$26.53/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10N/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$28.97/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$22.75/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$23.10/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$31.78/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$22.94/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$21.94/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$21.51/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 60$24.03/hr-10.5%
Northwest Balance of State 70$22.41/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$21.46/hr-4.0%
Northwest Minnesota 80$21.96/hr-1.5%
Central Minnesota 120$22.30/hr-3.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,360$27.49/hr-6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,390$27.31/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,700$26.49/hr-5.7%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Writers and Authors 1,090$30.27/hr6.2%
Producers and Directors 1,420$32.17/hr8.8%
Public Relations Specialists 5,360$28.69/hr8.8%
Broadcast News Analysts N/AN/A4.1%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 150$74,347.31/yr4.4%
Reporters and Correspondents 1,020$18.64/hr-6.1%

  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
  • Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Meet frequently with artists, typesetters, layout personnel, marketing directors, and production managers to discuss projects and resolve problems.
  • Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories.