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Copy Editor Salaries

821 SalariesUpdated May 6, 2021

Average Base Pay
$48,997 / yr
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How much does a Copy Editor make?

The national average salary for a Copy Editor is $48,997 in United States. Filter by location to see Copy Editor salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 821 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Copy Editor employees.

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Copy Editor

Gannett

$45,153/yr

Range: $23K - $81K

19 salaries

$45,153/yr
$23K$81K

Copy Editor

Hearst

$55,595/yr

Range: $36K - $59K

16 salaries

$55,595/yr
$36K$59K

Copy Editor

BH Media Group

$39,630/yr

Range: $30K - $52K

14 salaries

$39,630/yr
$30K$52K

Copy Editor

Zulily

$37,337/yr

Range: $28K - $50K

12 salaries

$37,337/yr
$28K$50K

Copy Editor

Dow Jones

$82,231/yr

Range: $72K - $119K

11 salaries

$82,231/yr
$72K$119K

Copy Editor

The Washington Post

$73,627/yr

Range: $65K - $88K

10 salaries

$73,627/yr
$65K$88K

Copy Editor

MediaNews Group

$39,611/yr

Range: $25K - $43K

7 salaries

$39,611/yr
$25K$43K

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Copy Editor

Groupon

$41,322/yr

Range: $38K - $48K

7 salaries

$41,322/yr
$38K$48K

Copy Editor

Thomson Reuters

$44,392/yr

Range: $36K - $129K

7 salaries

$44,392/yr
$36K$129K

Copy Editor

The Boston Globe

$83,719/yr

Range: $72K - $106K

6 salaries

$83,719/yr
$72K$106K

Copy Editor

Los Angeles Times

$84,481/yr

Range: $46K - $98K

6 salaries

$84,481/yr
$46K$98K

Copy Editor

Bloomberg Industry Group

$84,990/yr

Range: $74K - $112K

5 salaries

$84,990/yr
$74K$112K

Copy Editor

GateHouse Media

$39,199/yr

Range: $31K - $66K

5 salaries

$39,199/yr
$31K$66K

Copy Editor

SmartBrief

$48,699/yr

Range: $43K - $59K

5 salaries

$48,699/yr
$43K$59K

Copy Editor

Capital Group

$69,145/yr

Range: $55K - $71K

5 salaries

$69,145/yr
$55K$71K

Copy Editor

CNN

$87,727/yr

Range: $80K - $125K

5 salaries

$87,727/yr
$80K$125K

Copy Editor

Meredith Corporation

$50,157/yr

Range: $38K - $76K

5 salaries

$50,157/yr
$38K$76K

Copy Editor

Lee Enterprises

$39,876/yr

Range: $37K - $41K

5 salaries

$39,876/yr
$37K$41K

Copy Editor

Pearson

$48,884/yr

Range: $39K - $71K

5 salaries

$48,884/yr
$39K$71K

Copy Editor

J&J Editorial

$32,393/yr

Range: $23K - $33K

5 salaries

$32,393/yr
$23K$33K

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent copy editor salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$42,000
per year
A Copy Editor in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $42,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$21
hourly
A Copy Editor in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
 
Temporary
51 to 200 employees
$21
hourly
A Copy Editor in the Salt Lake City, UT Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Salt Lake City, UT Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$31,000
per year
A Copy Editor in the Grants Pass, OR Area area reported making $31,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Grants Pass, OR Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$33,000
per year
A Copy Editor in the Gainesville, FL Area area reported making $33,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Gainesville, FL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
A Copy Editor in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$115,000
per year
A Copyeditor in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $115,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Contract
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$65,000
per year
A Copy Editor in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University