A Copy Editor earns an average salary of £25,102 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

£18,163 - £36,957
£18K
£25K
£37K
MEDIAN: £25,102
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£18,163 - £36,957  
   
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£18,329 - £41,730  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editor

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £25,884

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Key Stats for Copy Editor

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Copy Editor Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲29%

National Average
₤26,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

National Average
₤26,000

Editing
▼2%

Copywriting
▼7%

Proofreading
▼9%

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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