The average pay for a Copy Editor in San Francisco, California is $60,103 per year. A skill in Copywriting is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,745 - $97,871
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$36K
$60K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,102
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$10.21 - $78.30
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$78
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,745 - $97,871  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
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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$33,100 - $109,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $78.30  
   
Overtime
$33.57  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$33,100 - $109,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editor

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

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Experience Affects Copy Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 13%

National Average
$53,000

Editing
up arrow 4%

Proofreading
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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