Mid-Career Copy Editor Salary

The average Mid-Career Copy Editor earns approximately $42K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Mid-Career Copy Editors making up 73 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most Mid-Career Copy Editors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,192 - $60,023
$32K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,225
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.12 - $31.27
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.46
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,192 - $60,023  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $5,918  
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).
)
$30,148 - $62,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $31.27  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $33.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$101.37 - $5,918  
   
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).
)
$30,148 - $62,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Proofreader Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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
75%
10-19 years
25%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

National Average
$42,000

▼1%

▼1%

Technical Writing
▼1%

Copywriting
▼2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼3%

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: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 24%
ADVERTISEMENT