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Mid-Career Copy Editor Salary

The average Mid-Career Copy Editor can expect to rake in roughly $44K per year. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Mid-Career Copy Editors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Female Mid-Career Copy Editors make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$31,075 - $62,733
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,187
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$12.56 - $35.00
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,075 - $62,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
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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$30,171 - $66,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$21.03 - $46.66  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
   
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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$30,171 - $66,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Copy Editor Salaries

Proofreading
up arrow 5%

Copywriting
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 28%