£25,166
Avg. Salary
£16.16
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Copy Editor is £16.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Copy Editor is £25,166 per year.

£12.50
10%
£16.16
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£22.75
90%
MEDIAN £16.16
£19k
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£25k
50%
£38k
90%
MEDIAN £25,166
£18,512 - £38,379
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MEDIAN: £25,166
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£12.50 - £22.75
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MEDIAN: £16.16
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Salary £18,512 - £38,379
Bonus £1,860
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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£18,641 - £40,526
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 14 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data £0£22
Hourly Rate £16.16
Annual Data £0£40K
Bonus £1,860
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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£18,641 - £40,526
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 14 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

Job Description for Copy Editor

Copy editors are responsible for reviewing content for their organization's publications, which could include newspapers, magazines, newsletters, website content, mass emails and other written materials. These editors must ensure that materials are factually accurate and free of spelling and grammatical errors; they may also have to work with writers and others within the company to resolve errors and ensure materials are ready for publication. Copy editors also need to make sure that materials fit within the tone, style and perspective of their publication(s). Additionally, they may work with designers, photo editors, web editors and other professionals to ensure content fits within a cohesive package and resolve any issues that arise in the editing process. Copy editors often need to work within tight deadlines, and they must be able to multitask and prioritize assignments to ensure that all tasks are completed promptly.

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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.

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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 ₤25,000 based on 26 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 ₤33,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Copy Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤34,000 based on 7 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 ₤36,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

12%

National Average: £25,822

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

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Key Stats for Copy Editor

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Copy Editor Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲29%

National Average
₤26,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

National Average
₤26,000

Editing
▼1%

Copywriting
▼7%

Proofreading
▼9%

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 65%