Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader is $50,912 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Total Pay (?
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$33,652 - $72,275
(Median)
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72K
MEDIAN: $50,911
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Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Total Pay (?
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$11.48 - $40.00
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,652 - $72,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$29,298 - $74,602  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$18.04 - $41.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
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).
)
$29,298 - $74,602  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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Job Description for Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader

  • Check facts and ask questions to the author.
  • Ensure that text agrees with the approved style.
  • Check text to ensure copy is well written and logically structured.
  • Correct grammar and spelling.
  • Check documents and other items for readability, style, and agreement with editorial policy.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Salaries

Proofreading
up arrow 7%
National Average
$46,000
Editing
up arrow 2%
Copywriting
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 24%
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