Mid-Career Copy Editor Salary

Mid-Career Copy Editors take home approximately $44K annually on average. Female Mid-Career Copy Editors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Copy Editors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,383 - $62,272
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,444
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$13.15 - $34.96
(Median)
$13
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,383 - $62,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$30,550 - $66,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $34.96  
   
Overtime
$19.55 - $47.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$30,550 - $66,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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