Episode 20

Published on:

31st Dec 2020

How much money do podcast editors make? —PEM020

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Mark Deal and Steve Stewart, co-founders of the Podcast Editors Club and the Podcast Editor Academy, expand on the surprising findings from the 2020 Podcast Editors Survey. The good news is that the rates and the value in this post-production industry are trending upward. If you haven’t seen the reveal, watch it now

We also discuss the limitations of the survey, what DAWs are correlated to higher income and why, and what else we’d like covered in the 2021 survey. 

Podcast Editor Academy students can access the survey with their membership. Currently, a subscription is available for only $49 per month (cancel anytime). If you use this affiliate link, it costs you nothing and support the production costs associated with this show. It’s a win-win. :) But more than that, you get all the tools you need to run an efficient editing business, whether it’s a side-hustle or full-time gig. Not to mention the support through regular office hours. Plus, you’ll get exclusive discounts on courses on technical skills, DAW training, content marketing, and more!  


  • The DAWs that makes money and why we think that is
  • Why is there a gender pay gap?
  • Why did they track gender?
  • Will ethnicity and race be included in future surveys?
  • The reason Carrie wants that information included
  • The limitations of the survey and ya’ll, it’s hard getting people to take a detailed survey
  • How conferences and events impact rates (and finding clients)
  • Get outside the #podcast bubble and into your niche
  • Extra services that command higher rates
  • We don’t talk about customer service enough
  • Britany Felix is AWESOME
  • How long you’ve been in business matters, apparently
  • But where do you find clients?

Guest Editor

This episode was edited by YaYa Podcasting’s Alejandro Ramirez (Even though I don’t want to share him, he is available for hire currently)

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Podcast Editor Survey Results 2020 (must be a member of the Podcast Editors Club)

Podcast Editor Academy

Just Busters: Femxle Podcast Editors

Steve’s newsletter (is fantastic) 

Appearing in this episode:

Mark Deal: https://podcastguestacademy.com | @markdealpod

Steve Stewart: https://stevestewart.me | Podcast Editors Club

Daniel Abendroth: https://rothmedia.audio | @rothmedia_audio

Jennifer Longworth: https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com | @KYPodcasting

Carrie Caulfield-Arick: https://yayapodcasting.com | @carriearick

Bryan Entzminger: https://toptieraudio.com | @toptieraudio

Dirk the Cat


Firstly, thanks for helping make our first 9 months of this show successful!  

When we were doing our 2021 planning, we decided to reconfigure our schedule a bit since #2020 meant a lot of unexpected changes to our personal and professional lives. Stay tuned for an updated schedule. 

Also, we want to know what YOU want to hear and if you have any guests you’d love to hear from. Don’t be shy. We aren’t afraid to ask people to talk to us. Seriously. We have no fear and strive for no regerts. Ha! 

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About your hosts

Jennifer Longworth

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Bourbon Barrel Podcasting was founded in 2019 when Jennifer Longworth, with 14 years of audio editing experience, decided to get serious about editing podcasts for Central Kentuckians. Jennifer edits podcasts for established podcasters and helps new podcasters get started with the basics.

Carrie Caulfield Arick

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Carrie Caulfield Arick is a nerd for sound, stories, and listening. She’s learned from and worked with the industry’s best producers in her role as writer, editor and sound designer. Carrie is a co-founder of the femxle podcast post-production community, Just Busters and co-host of Podcast Editors Mastermind. Oh, and she likes cats… a lot.

Daniel Abendroth

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Hi, I’m Daniel and my podcast editing services will make your podcasts sound smooth and professional, while saving you time and money.

Bryan Entzminger

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Bryan Entzminger is the owner of Top Tier Audio, a podcast production company. He's the host of Hiring a Podcast Editor and cohost of the Podcast Gauntlet and the Podcast Editors Mastermind. He's also the founder of the Hindy Users (Unofficial) group for Hindenburg users on Facebook. He loves sharing the lessons he’s learned from his struggles and others he's met along the way so that you can have a podcast that you’re proud of without letting podcast production take over your life.