Sr. Editor with Proofreading Skills Salary

Senior Editors with Proofreading skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $57K annually, but may range from $40K to $98K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,361 - $90,394
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$90K
MEDIAN: $57,370
10%
50%
90%

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$14.37 - $50.68
(Median)
$14
$25
$51
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,361 - $90,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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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$40,401 - $98,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$28.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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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$40,401 - $98,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Editor

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


Senior Editors with Proofreading skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $45K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Editors with Proofreading skills make a median salary of $64K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $72K.

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Experience Affects Sr. Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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