Lexicographers

Lexicographers research word usage and history, record citations, and write and edit entries for dictionaries. They are employed by major dictionary publishers and publishers of specialized dictionaries, such as medical, law, and foreign language dictionaries.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Research word usage and history, record citations, and write and edit entries for dictionaries
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • History
Experience Previous editorial or publishing experience helpful
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Organized
Skills
  • Information Management
  • Research
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Lexicographer Supervisor, or Editor
  • Lexicographer
  • Junior Lexicographer, or Editorial Assistant, or Proofreader

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