How much does a Freelance Editor make?

Updated Jul 30, 2021

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Experience

$53,594 /yr
Average Base Pay

13 salaries

$33K

Low

$54K

Average

$88K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Freelance Editor is $53,594 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Freelance Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 13 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Freelance Editor employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Freelance Editor$53,594 /yr
L3
Senior Editor$81,790 /yr
L4
Lead Editor$63,754 /yr
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Cactus Communications
2.6

Cactus Communications

Freelance Editor - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $6 - $24
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$6

$24

$6 - $24 Range

Cactus Communications
2.6

Cactus Communications

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor

$15

 /hr
Range: $6 - $27

$6

$27

$6 - $27 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor

$15

 /hr
Range: $14 - $17

$14

$17

$14 - $17 Range

Pearson
3.6

Pearson

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor

$40

 /hr
Range: $8 - $57

$8

$57

$8 - $57 Range

Time Inc.
3.1

Time Inc.

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor

$36

 /hr
Range: $34 - $39

$34

$39

$34 - $39 Range

Research Square Company
3.6

Research Square Company

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor

$28

 /hr
Range: $3 - $35

$3

$35

$3 - $35 Range

Cactus Communications
2.6

Cactus Communications

Freelance Editor - Monthly

$1,417

 /mo
Range: $1K - $2K

$1K

$2K

$1,200 - $2,202 Range

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Scribendi
3.5

Scribendi

Freelance Editor - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $5 - $26

$5

$26

$5 - $26 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Freelance Editor - Hourly
About 

$12 -$51

 hourly

$12

$51

$12 - $51 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Freelance Editor - Hourly
About 

$20 -$52

 hourly

$20

$52

$20 - $52 Range

Freelance
4.2

Freelance

Freelance Editor - Hourly
About 

$23 -$26

 hourly

$23

$26

$23 - $26 Range

Dotdash
4

Dotdash

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

$25 -$28

 hourly

$25

$28

$25 - $28 Range

Big Ten Network
4.3

Big Ten Network

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

$25 -$37

 hourly

$25

$37

$25 - $37 Range

Gallery Media Group
4

Gallery Media Group

Freelance Editor
About 

$82K -$88K

$82K

$88K

$81,703 - $88,463 Range

Wordvice
3.8

Wordvice

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

$15 -$33

 hourly

$15

$33

$15 - $33 Range

LDLC.COM
3.8

LDLC.COM

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

$10 -$18

 hourly

$10

$18

$10 - $18 Range

Johnson & Johnson
4.2

Johnson & Johnson

Freelance Editor
About 

$44K -$47K

$44K

$47K

$44,150 - $47,259 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

University of Pennsylvania

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

$47 -$52

 hourly

$47

$52

$47 - $52 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Freelance Editor - Hourly
About 

$39 -$42

 hourly

$39

$42

$39 - $42 Range

University of Wisconsin-Madison
4.4

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Freelance Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

$27 -$30

 hourly

$27

$30

$27 - $30 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Freelance Editor salaries

The national average salary for a Freelance Editor is $53,594 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Freelance Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 13 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Freelance Editor employees.

The highest salary for a Freelance Editor in United States is $87,975 per year.

The lowest salary for a Freelance Editor in United States is $32,650 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$75
hourly
A Freelance Editor/Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $75 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Temporary
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Freelance Editor in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$40
hourly
A Freelance Editor and Proofreader in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$35
hourly
A Freelance Editor and Proofreader in the Madison, WI Area area reported making $35 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Madison, WI Area area
Self-Employed
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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