The average salary for a Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader is $65,690.
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Job Description for Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader
Medical copy editors/proofreaders are employed primarily by companies in the health care industry. Most companies are searching for applicants who have a Bachelor's degree in English or a life science-related field, though a Master's degree is often preferred. Companies also prefer experienced applicants who have worked as editors/proofreaders in another firm, such as advertising, pharmaceutical, etc. If one is applying as an English major, he/she should have experience working as an editor in a…Read more
Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader 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 Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader
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Popular Skills for Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader
Skills in Editing, Proofreading, Medical Terminology and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader
An early career Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,729 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,137 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,856 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,679.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Medical Copy Editor / Proofreader in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (7.3% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (8.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.8% less).
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