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Copy Editor salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$25.22

The average salary for a copy editor is $25.22 per hour in the United States. 665 salaries reported, updated at May 13, 2022.

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Top companies for Copy Editors in United States

  1. Merck
    4.1star
    4255 reviews6 salaries reported
    $53.58per hour
  2. $50.24per hour
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Highest paying cities for Copy Editors in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $29.23 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $28.79 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $27.66 per hour
    13 salaries reported
  1. Raleigh, NC
    $25.54 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
    $25.28 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Cleveland, OH
    $25.06 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  1. Cincinnati, OH
    $24.98 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Salt Lake City, UT
    $24.89 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $24.53 per hour
    6 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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