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Mid-Career Copy Editor Salary (United States)

A Mid-Career Copy Editor earns an average salary of $44,195 per year.
Mid-Career Copy Editor Salary (?
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$30,928 - $63,368
(Median)
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63K
MEDIAN: $44,195
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Mid-Career Copy Editor Salary (?
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$12.84 - $35.08
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,928 - $63,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
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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$30,305 - $68,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $35.08  
   
Overtime
$21.33 - $46.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
   
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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$30,305 - $68,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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San Francisco
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New York
up arrow 22%
Washington
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Boston
up arrow 14%
National Average
$44,000
Austin
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Chicago
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Copy Editor Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 5%
Proofreading
up arrow 4%
Editing
up arrow 2%
National Average
$44,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 27%