For Mid-Career Copy Editors, yearly average wages total $42K annually. Most Mid-Career Copy Editors report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,058 - $58,744
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,766
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$13.11 - $32.03
(Median)
$13
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,058 - $58,744  
   
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).
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$29,901 - $62,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $32.03  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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).
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$29,901 - $62,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

Editing
0%

National Average
$42,000

Proofreading
up arrow 1%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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