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Copy Editor Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Copy Editor in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $40,357 per year. A skill in Copywriting is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$29,042 - $56,673
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,356
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$10.14 - $44.38
(Median)
$10
$20
$44
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,042 - $56,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
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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$27,800 - $65,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $44.38  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
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).
)
$27,800 - $65,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Experience Affects Copy Editor in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Copy Editor in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 10%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Proofreading
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 17%
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