Experienced Copy Editor Salary (United States)

An Experienced Copy Editor earns an average salary of $50,537 per year. A skill in Writing Procedures & Documentation is associated with high pay for this job.
Experienced Copy Editor Salary (?
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$34,840 - $71,057
(Median)
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51K
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71K
MEDIAN: $50,537
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Experienced Copy Editor Salary (?
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$14.14 - $43.63
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,840 - $71,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$31,413 - $78,536  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $43.63  
   
Overtime
$20.21 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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).
)
$31,413 - $78,536  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 24%
Chicago
up arrow 8%
National Average
$51,000
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Skills That Affect Experienced Copy Editor Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 34%
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$51,000
Editing
up arrow 2%
Proofreading
up arrow 2%
Copywriting
up arrow 2%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

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Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 30%
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