Copy Editor with Copywriting Skills Salary

The average pay for a Copy Editor with Copywriting skills is $40,289 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$29,020 - $63,516
$29K
$40K
$64K
MEDIAN: $40,289
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$10.96 - $34.69
$11
$18
$35
MEDIAN: $18.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,020 - $63,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$25,586 - $66,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $34.69  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $49.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
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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$25,586 - $66,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editor

Pay by Experience for a Copy Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Copy Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Copy Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Copy Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 47 salaries. A Copy Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,057

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Key Stats for Copy Editor

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Copy Editor Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 28%
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