Entry-Level Copy Editor Salary

An Entry-Level Copy Editor earns an average salary of $39,656 per year.

$29,204 - $56,838
$29K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,170
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$10.34 - $24.97
$10
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.80
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$0$56K
Salary $29,204 - $56,838
Bonus $250.00 - $4,750
Profit Sharing $1,147
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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$25,602 - $53,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.34 - $24.97
Overtime $15.57 - $33.79
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $250.00 - $4,750
Profit Sharing $1,147
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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$25,602 - $53,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 157

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,655

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Copy Editor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Copy Editor in New York:
"Pay attention."
Pay attention to the details. Be timely and courteous.

Copy Editor in Seattle:
"Get Technical Skills In Addition To English (writing) Degree."
Over the years, I've accumulated either through self-study or on-the-job training skills in Microsoft Word and various desktop publishing, web publishing and image software. It is, in my opinion, extremely difficult to get a job using your English degree without these skills. In addition, make sure you are familiar with the standard style reference materials: Chicago Manual of Style, AP Manual, and Gregg Reference Manual. In whatever job you acquire, keep a portfolio of your work.

Key Stats for Copy Editor

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
18%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
▲3%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲1%

National Average
$39,000

▼1%

▼2%

▼8%

Adobe InDesign
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 27%
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