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Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader is $52,072 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 Salary (?
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$35,126 - $75,639
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,071
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Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Salary (?
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$12.51 - $38.92
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,126 - $75,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$30,624 - $77,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $38.92  
   
Overtime
$18.04 - $41.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
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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$30,624 - $77,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader

Medical copy editors/proofreaders are employed primarily by companies in the health care industry. Most companies are searching for applicants who have a Bachelor's degree in English or a life science-related field, though a Master's degree is often preferred. Companies also prefer experienced applicants who have worked as editors/proofreaders in another firm, such as advertising, pharmaceutical, etc. If one is applying as an English major, he/she should have experience working as an editor in a medical company.
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Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Tasks
  • 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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Experience Affects Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader Salaries

up arrow 6%
Proofreading
up arrow 5%
National Average
$48,000
Copywriting
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%