Copy Editor Salary

A Copy Editor earns an average salary of C$41,836 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

C$31,287 - C$60,401
(Median)
C$31K
C$42K
C$60K
MEDIAN: C$41,836
10%
50%
90%

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C$14.66 - C$35.68
(Median)
C$15
C$24
C$36
MEDIAN: C$24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$23KC$46KC$69K
Salary
C$31,287 - C$60,401  
   
Bonus
C$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$31,061 - C$66,841  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$14C$28C$42
Hourly Rate
C$14.66 - C$35.68  
   
Overtime
C$26.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$28KC$56KC$84K
Bonus
C$0.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
C$31,061 - C$66,841  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Copy Editor Reviews

What is it like working as a Copy Editor?

Copy Editor in Toronto:
"It works for me."
Pros: I like being able to clean up some of the noise in the world (in this case, the bad/unclear/incorrect/poorly spelled/grammatically incorrect writing). And I like that my job feels like word-based problem solving. Showing willing-to-learn people how they can improve their writing.
Cons: Fixing the same mistakes over and over; dealing with people who can't/won't learn. The fact that people don't know what I do.

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Experience Affects Copy Editor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
C$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
C$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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