Mid-Career Copy Editor Salary

An average Mid-Career Copy Editor can expect to take home roughly $43K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Most Mid-Career Copy Editors survey respondents are women (73 percent). Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Copy Editors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,939 - $70,181
$33K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,937
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$13.52 - $30.15
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MEDIAN: $19.77
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$0$70K
Salary $32,939 - $70,181
Bonus $347.65 - $3,915
Total Pay (?
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$30,473 - $64,799
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $13.52 - $30.15
Overtime $21.14 - $35.76
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $347.65 - $3,915
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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$30,473 - $64,799
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

Copy Editor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,017

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

With a pay rate for Mid-Career Copy Editors that is 40 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Copy Editors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+32 percent) and Boston (+19 percent). In Austin, salaries are 2 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Key Stats for Copy Editor

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

National Average
$43,000

▼4%

▼4%

Copywriting
▼5%

Technical Writing
▼5%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼7%

Adobe InDesign
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%