Sr. Editor with Proofreading Skills Salary

Senior Editors with Proofreading skills are often veterans in their line of work, with around three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $57K annually on average but can range from $40K to $98K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$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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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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).
)
$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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. Senior Editors with Proofreading skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Senior Editors with Proofreading skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $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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