A Copy Editor earns an average salary of C$40,337 per year. A skill in Editing is associated with high pay for this job.

C$32,037 - C$55,752
C$32K
C$40K
C$56K
MEDIAN: C$40,337
10%
50%
90%
C$15.10 - C$42.80
C$15
C$25
C$43
MEDIAN: C$24.63
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$64K
Salary C$32,037 - C$55,752
Bonus C$2,600
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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C$31,874 - C$64,046
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data C$0C$42
Hourly Rate C$15.10 - C$42.80
Annual Data C$0C$64K
Bonus C$2,600
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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C$31,874 - C$64,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

Copy Editor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editor

Pay by Experience for a Copy Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Copy Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Copy Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Copy Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 12 salaries. A Copy Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$44,142

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Copy Editor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Copy Editor?

Copy Editor in Toronto:
"It works for me."
Pros: I like being able to clean up some of the noise in the world (in this case, the bad/unclear/incorrect/poorly spelled/grammatically incorrect writing). And I like that my job feels like word-based problem solving. Showing willing-to-learn people how they can improve their writing.
Cons: Fixing the same mistakes over and over; dealing with people who can't/won't learn. The fact that people don't know what I do.

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Key Stats for Copy Editor

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Copy Editor Salaries

▲27%

▲26%

National Average
C$44,000

▼4%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

▲11%

▲6%

National Average
C$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 39%