Senior Editors with Proofreading skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $62K per year, but may range from $42K to $97K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Most Senior Editors with Proofreading skills survey respondents are women (72 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$41,802 - $92,086
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,363
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$19.00 - $57.50
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$19
$26
$58
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,802 - $92,086  
   
Bonus
$507 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$900  
Total Pay (?
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$41,856 - $97,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $57.50  
   
Overtime
$32.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$507 - $9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$41,856 - $97,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Senior Editors with Proofreading skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. During the first five years of their careers, Senior Editors with Proofreading skills see a median income of $57K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $58K. Senior Editors with Proofreading skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $72K.

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Experience Affects Sr. Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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