Mid-Career Copy Editor Salary

The average Mid-Career Copy Editor can expect to rake in roughly $45K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,244 - $63,653
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,981
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50%
90%

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$12.66 - $35.00
(Median)
$13
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,244 - $63,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
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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$30,474 - $67,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$19.55 - $47.50  
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 - $3,575  
   
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).
)
$30,474 - $67,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Copy Editor Salaries

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%
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