Mid-Career Copy Editor Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Copy Editors lies in the neighborhood of $42K annually. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Mid-Career Copy Editors making up 73 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,387 - $62,348
$32K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,405
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$13.02 - $30.24
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MEDIAN: $19.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,387 - $62,348  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $3,973  
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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$29,805 - $62,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $30.24  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $35.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$100.67 - $3,973  
   
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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$29,805 - $62,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,762

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mid-Career Copy Editors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 42 percent. Mid-Career Copy Editors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+34 percent) and Boston (+20 percent).

Key Stats for Copy Editor

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
5-9 years
78%
10-19 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

National Average
$42,000

▼1%

▼1%

Copywriting
▼2%

Technical Writing
▼2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼4%

Adobe InDesign
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 22%
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