The job responsibilities of an editor differ with the various fields they are working for. However their primary function is to review, modify, rearrange stuff ranging from videos/films to write ups, news etc to prepare them for final production.
The salaries of editors are subject to differences based on varying skills, companies, experience, standard of living in different cities etc. On an average the average salaries in some of the common fields stand something like this:

  • Copy Editor: INR 114,623 – INR 514,947 (Bonus included)
  • Film/Video Editor: INR 76,375 – INR 720,000 (Bonus included)
  • Web Content Editor: INR 137,031 – Rs478,368 (Bonus included)
  • Assistant Editor: INR 153,193 – INR 860,896 (Bonus included)

Salary of editors in different Companies:

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Company Job Category Salaries
Fact Set Editor INR 407000- INR 433000 per annum
Financial Times Editor INR 523000- INR 577000 per annum
PMG Copy Editor INR 288000- INR 311000 per annum
Times of India Copy Editor and Correspondent Assistant News Editor INR 288000- INR 313000 per annum INR 190000- INR 728000 with an average annual salary of INR 459294
Bhilai Steel Plants Editor INR 478000- INR 524000 per annum
Thomson Reuters Editor INR 394000- INR 426000 per annum
Sage Publications Production Editor INR 527000- INR 567000 per annum
Deluxe Digital Studios Editor INR 240000- INR 265000 per annum

Salary Range in India According to Experience:

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Job Category Experience Average Annual Salaries
Copy Editor Less than a year INR 89073 – INR 250630
1-4 years INR 113619 – INR 392726
5-9 years INR 151500 – INR 790907
10-19 years INR 360000 – INR 720000
Video or Film Editor Less than a year INR 60000 – INR 240000
1-4 years INR 73951 – INR 437602
5-9 years INR 121641 – INR 724829
10-19 years INR 235832 – INR 1200000
Web Content Editor Less than a year INR 101736 – INR 247399
1-4 years INR 132000 – INR 356894
5-9 years INR 181207 – INR 794634
Assistant Editor Less than a year INR 96644 – INR 417183
1-4 years INR 133864 – INR 506837
5-9 years INR 168000 – INR 1242000
10-19 years INR 330000 – INR 868966

Salary of Editor According to Indian Cities:

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Job Category Cities Average Annual Salaries
Copy Editor New Delhi INR 145969 – INR 828514
Chennai INR 90000 – INR 357500
Bengaluru INR 117685 – INR 373769
Kolkata INR 84563 – INR 592003
Mumbai INR 139620 – INR 802925
Video or Film Editor New Delhi INR 101367 – INR 1183591
Chennai INR 150000 – INR 330000
Bengaluru INR 180000 – INR 444000
Kolkata INR 90000 – INR 245854
Mumbai INR 70750 – INR 1020000
Web Content Editor New Delhi INR 120805 – INR 381425
Bengaluru INR 175399 – INR 481495
Mumbai INR 134292 – INR 387230
Assistant Editor New Delhi INR 174524 – INR 741902
Chennai INR 108000 – INR 492000
Bengaluru INR 141629 – INR 527959
Mumbai INR 236688 – INR 851486

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Gender based Salary Ranges of Editor:

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Job Category Gender Average Annual Salaries
Copy Editor Male INR 89087 – INR 606083
Female INR 105103 – INR 523573
Video or Film Editor Male INR 95027 – INR 879309
Female INR 70750 – INR 183126
Web Content Editor Male INR 177473 – INR 1216409
Female INR 61825 – INR 775664
Assistant Editor Male INR 97313 – INR 710155
Female INR 146807 – INR 765964

Usual Benefits

  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Free Drinks
  • Maternity Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Casual dress (especially for film editors)

Editors- Education Required

Writing
People with strong writing skills need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Journalism background if they are opting for news editing in particular
Films
If you feel you have a knack for video or scene modification you can avail the different film editing courses available in India
* Salaries are subject to change without prior notice. Benefits granted may vary with different organizations.

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