The average pay for a Copy Editor in New York, New York is $46,289 per year. A skill in Adobe InDesign is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$30,880 - $81,000
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$31K
$46K
$81K
MEDIAN: $46,289
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$17.00 - $38.71
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$17
$29
$39
MEDIAN: $29.00
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,880 - $81,000  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,134 - $78,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $38.71  
   
Overtime
$39.19  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,134 - $78,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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About New York, New York

Kings County, New York
8,375,004
Male:
4,081,698 (47.7%)
Female:
4,468,707 (52.3%)
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. With a U.S. Census Bureau-estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated...
New York:
$55,752
New York:
$60,850
$1,317
New York:
$538,300
New York:
$293,500
4.7%

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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 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 18%

Copywriting
up arrow 5%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Proofreading
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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