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Entry-Level Copy Editor Salary

An Entry-Level Copy Editor earns an average salary of $36,486 per year.
$27,566 - $51,745
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,485
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$10.03 - $24.86
(Median)
$10
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,566 - $51,745  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
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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$24,020 - $52,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $24.86  
   
Overtime
$17.30 - $37.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
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).
)
$24,020 - $52,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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Copy Editor Advice

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

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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Copy Editor Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 1%

Proofreading
0%

National Average
$35,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 31%