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Copy editor salary in United States

How much does a Copy Editor make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $41.10
Low $26.79
High $63.05

The average salary for a copy editor is $41.10 per hour in the United States. 1.8k salaries reported, updated at June 8, 2023

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Top companies for Copy Editors in United States

  1. Jassimile.com
    19 reviews95 salaries reported
    $56.92per hour
  2. $42.43per hour
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Highest paying cities for Copy Editors near United States

  1. Baltimore, MD
    $44.77 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  2. Cincinnati, OH
    $44.77 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  3. Buffalo, NY
    $44.77 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $43.87 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $41.45 per hour
    18 salaries reported
  3. Salt Lake City, UT
    $40.27 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $38.56 per hour
    26 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $37.40 per hour
    37 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $33.87 per hour
    25 salaries reported
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 71 ratings

37% of Copy Editors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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