A Copy Editor earns an average salary of Rs 249,931 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Technical Writing and Proofreading. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

Rs 139,871 - Rs 495,589
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MEDIAN: Rs 249,930

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Rs 139,871 - Rs 495,589  
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Rs 140,555 - Rs 502,746  
Country: India | Currency: INR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 378

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: Rs 252,250

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Copy Editor Reviews

What is it like working as a Copy Editor?

Copy Editor in Chennai:
"A Copy Editors Anguish."
Pros: The job is an interesting one. Especially when you have a love for books, I am sure one wouldn't explore any other job options. When one delves deep into copy editing, a satisfactory and enriching experience awaits. For the very passionate person, there are multiple avenues to express talent. After a few years of experience, one can go for certificate exams conducted by the British council. If you are technology savvy, you can get into technical writing. You can learn a new language and work as a translator as well. This starting point can take you many places.
Cons: Not the job per se. It is about the work environment, team, pay, and supervisor. The attitude of your supervisor and team members can be frustrating sometimes. While the supervisor will try to lord over you, the team members can be chinks in the armor.

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Experience Affects Copy Editor Salaries

up arrow 138%

National Average
Rs 252,000

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 19%

up arrow 7%

National Average
Rs 252,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


60 %
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 38%