Average Copy Editor Salary in United Kingdom

£25,620
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£2,000
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The average salary for a Copy Editor in United Kingdom is £25,620.
10%
£19k
MEDIAN
£26k
90%
£39k
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£19k - £39k
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Total Pay
£19k - £41k

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Job Description for Copy Editor

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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Popular Skills for Copy Editor

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

Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editor

An early career Copy Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £23,687 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Copy Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £28,258 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Copy Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £28,916 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £32,000.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 89 survey responses.
Early Career
39.3%
Mid Career
25.8%
Experienced
21.3%
Late Career
13.5%

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