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Average Copy Editor Salary in India

₹304,648
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
₹17,279
Bonus
₹7,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Copy Editor in India is ₹304,648.
10%
₹145k
MEDIAN
₹305k
90%
₹584k
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₹145k - ₹584k
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₹5k - ₹50k
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What Do Copy Editors Do?

Copy Editor Tasks
  • Correct grammar and spelling.
  • Check documents and other items for readability, style, and agreement with editorial policy.
  • Check text to ensure copy is well written and logically structured.
  • Check facts and ask questions to the author.
  • Ensure that text agrees with the approved style.

Popular Employer Salaries for Copy Editor

The top respondents for the job title Copy Editor are from the companies Scientific Publishing Services, TNQ and ANSR Source India Pvt Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at ANSR Source India Pvt Ltd where the average pay is ₹428,539. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Times Of India Group, earning around ₹400,000. Scientific Publishing Services pays the lowest at around ₹200,000. TNQ also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying ₹217,862.

Career Paths

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More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Copy Editors?

Skills in Editing, English Language, Proofreading and Copywriting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Content Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editors?

An entry-level Copy Editor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₹213,393 based on 55 salaries. An early career Copy Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹298,672 based on 186 salaries. A mid-career Copy Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹442,186 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Copy Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹420,000 based on 31 salaries.
Employees with Copy Editor in their job title in New Delhi, Delhi earn an average of 45.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Delhi, Delhi (34.6% more) and Bangalore, Karnataka (31.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (42.6% less), Chennai, Tamil Nadu (30.1% less) and Noida, Uttar Pradesh (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 349 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.8%
Early Career
53.3%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
8.9%

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