It's none of our business but we're all kind of curious about how much moola people in the publishing industry are earning.
You know from some of my previous posts that most published romance authors can't quit their day job. But for New York book editors, editing IS their day job.
According to GalleyCat, the average salary for any editor in the New York area is $53,500 a year.
At Penguin, average salaries range from $40,000 to 75,000 a year. An associate editor makes about $41,654, while a senior editor draws anywhere from $54,000 to 93,000 a year.
At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, editors can make from $32,000 to 77,000 annually. Senior editor salaries range from $38,000 to $75,000 a year. A supervising editor's salary can range from $59,000 to 90,000.
Random House associate editors make between $42,000 and $45,000 a year. Production editors salaries range from $42,000 to $62,000 a year.
Galleycat got these figures from the anonymous job site Glassdoor, and all of the figures are taken from the website's anonymous users.