The average pay for a Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader is $49,476 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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$32,522 - $69,417
(Median)
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69K
MEDIAN: $49,476
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Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Total Pay (?
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$11.49 - $37.88
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,522 - $69,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,098  
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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$28,786 - $72,913  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $37.88  
   
Overtime
$18.48 - $43.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,098  
   
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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$28,786 - $72,913  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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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.
Popular Skills for Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader
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 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Salaries

Proofreading
up arrow 4%
National Average
$45,000
Editing
up arrow 2%
Copywriting
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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