Copy Editor

Copy Editor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$61,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$61,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
The New York Times Company
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a copy editor make?
Copy Editors in the US make on average $61,838 annually or $29.73 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $103,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 per year. Professional companies and Media companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The best states for high paying Copy Editor jobs are District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Virginia. The typical tenure for a Copy Editor is 2.9 years.
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Average Copy Editor Salary By Location

Copy Editors in the US makes an average salary of $61,838 per year or $29.73 per hour. The top city when it comes to Copy Editor salaries is Washington, DC at $88,013 per year. Even an entry-level Copy Editor makes $49,000 per year in Washington, DC. District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Virginia are the top 5 highest earning states for Copy Editors. The lowest earning states are South Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and Louisiana.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Washington, DC
$88,013
2
San Jose, CA
$85,486
3
New York, NY
$78,037
4
Springfield, VA
$74,528
5
Quincy, MA
$74,261

Average Copy Editor Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Copy Editor makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Copy Editors are in Professional companies and Media companies. Companies like The New York Times Company or Dow Jones will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like PayPal and JumpCloud also report very competitive wages for Copy Editors.

Recently Added Copy Editor Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
01/28/2020
$45,000
Utah State University
Copy Editor
01/26/2020
$41,740
Randstad
Copy Editor
01/24/2020
$71,960
Robert Half
Copy Editor
12/20/2019
$27,131
Robert Half
Copy Editor
12/20/2019
$45,000
12/10/2019
$34,957
Boston College
Copy Editor
11/25/2019
$83,480
Robert Half
Copy Editor
11/19/2019
$27,131
Randstad
Copy Editor
11/08/2019
$62,610
Welocalize
Copy Editor
10/31/2019
$62,610
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