Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Copy Editor make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$92,888 / yrTotal Pay
$46,442 / yrBase Pay
$46,446 / yrAdditional Pay

$92,888

 / yr
$34K$549K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Copy Editor is $92,888 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $46,442 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $46,446 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$92,888 /yr
Copy Editor
$96,174 /yr
Senior Copy Editor
$81,169 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Copy Editor?

Some related job titles are Copyeditor Salaries with median pay of $99,414, Copywriter Salaries with median pay of $85,567, Assistant Editor Salaries with median pay of $104,878, Copy Writer Salaries with median pay of $88,224.

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Gannett
3.1

Gannett

Copy Editor

$45,916

 /yr
Range: $25K - $88K

$25K

$88K

$25,226 - $88,048 Range

Hearst
3.7

Hearst

Copy Editor

$60,217

 /yr
Range: $39K - $76K

$39K

$76K

$39,188 - $75,973 Range

BH Media Group
2.5

BH Media Group

Copy Editor

$42,905

 /yr
Range: $33K - $57K

$33K

$57K

$32,979 - $56,677 Range

J&J Editorial
3.1

J&J Editorial

Copy Editor

$35,069

 /yr
Range: $28K - $37K

$28K

$37K

$28,452 - $36,969 Range

Zulily
3.1

Zulily

Copy Editor

$40,312

 /yr
Range: $31K - $45K

$31K

$45K

$30,711 - $45,141 Range

Dow Jones
3.8

Dow Jones

Copy Editor

$89,027

 /yr
Range: $77K - $129K

$77K

$129K

$77,480 - $128,716 Range

The Washington Post
4.3

$79,711

 /yr
Range: $71K - $95K

$71K

$95K

$70,569 - $95,398 Range

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MediaNews Group
2.9

MediaNews Group

Copy Editor

$44,649

 /yr
Range: $26K - $98K

$26K

$98K

$25,878 - $98,012 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Copy Editor - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $17 - $31

$17

$31

$17 - $31 Range

Groupon
3.7

Groupon

Copy Editor

$44,508

 /yr
Range: $41K - $52K

$41K

$52K

$41,172 - $51,590 Range

Thomson Reuters
3.8

Thomson Reuters

Copy Editor

$48,060

 /yr
Range: $38K - $140K

$38K

$140K

$38,440 - $139,720 Range

Pearson
3.7

Pearson

Copy Editor

$52,680

 /yr
Range: $42K - $77K

$42K

$77K

$42,130 - $77,082 Range

Trib Total Media
4.7

Trib Total Media

Copy Editor

$41,270

 /yr
Range: $34K - $46K

$34K

$46K

$34,326 - $46,400 Range

BuzzFeed
3.7

BuzzFeed

Copy Editor

$61,729

 /yr
Range: $48K - $82K

$48K

$82K

$47,990 - $81,817 Range

Capital Group
4.3

Capital Group

Copy Editor

$74,910

 /yr
Range: $59K - $83K

$59K

$83K

$59,395 - $83,499 Range

CNN
3.6

CNN

Copy Editor

$94,976

 /yr
Range: $80K - $134K

$80K

$134K

$80,226 - $134,012 Range

The Boston Globe
4.1

The Boston Globe

Copy Editor

$90,637

 /yr
Range: $78K - $115K

$78K

$115K

$77,984 - $115,177 Range

Coffey Communications, Inc.
3.4

Coffey Communications, Inc.

Copy Editor - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $19 - $24

$19

$24

$19 - $24 Range

Los Angeles Times
3.2

$91,462

 /yr
Range: $50K - $106K

$50K

$106K

$50,216 - $105,948 Range

LRP Media Group
3.0

LRP Media Group

Copy Editor - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $20 - $23

$20

$23

$20 - $23 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Copy Editor/Page Designer in United States of America

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$40,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Copy Editor/Page Designer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$10

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Copy Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Copy Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$32,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Copy Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$19

/hrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Copy Specialist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Copy Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$5,500

/moAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Copy Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$2,000/yr

11 days ago by a Copy Editor with 7 to 9 years of experience

$55

/hrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Copy Editor with more than 15 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Copy Editor salaries

The national average salary for a Copy Editor is $50,862 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Copy Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 904 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Copy Editor employees.

The highest salary for a Copy Editor in United States is $79,668 per year.

The lowest salary for a Copy Editor in United States is $32,471 per year.

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