Copy Editor Salary

A Copy Editor earns an average salary of Rs 237,128 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 119,894 - Rs 479,180

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Rs 119,894 - Rs 479,180  
Rs 0.00 - Rs 40,406  
Profit Sharing
Rs 800 - Rs 17,687  
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).
Rs 120,993 - Rs 488,039  
Country: India | Currency: INR | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 456
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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

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National Average
Rs 238,000

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
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English Language
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National Average
Rs 238,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 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: 58% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 41%