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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MEDIAN: $60,102
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$10.21 - $78.30
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Salary
$35,745 - $97,871  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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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  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$33,100 - $109,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
864,816
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editor

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

Key Stats for Copy Editor

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%
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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%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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