Copy Editor Salary in the United States

How much does a Copy Editor make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Copy Editor in the United States is $20 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $17 and $22. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Openings for Copy Editor
Horizontal Integration - Denver , CO
Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills * Strong research skills * Core web design and content layout awareness * Collaborative spirit * Excellent time-management and organizational skills
Horizontal Integration - 6 days ago
The Creative Group - New York , NY
TCG is hiring a Copy Editor to join the team of an organization that is located in New York, NY. This 40-hour a week opportunity could begin immediately, and would be ongoing until at least end of ... - Today
The Creative Group - Raleigh , NC
The Creative Group is looking for a Copy Editor with extensive experience in the medical and healthcare field! This role is a 3 month contract opportunity with one of our agency clients, onsite in ... - 6 days ago
National Rifle Association - Fairfax , Virginia
Assists with editorial preparation and production of daily web content, including reviewing manuscripts, fact checking, copy editing, assembling photo packages, writing captions and headlines, and ...
The Washington Post - 3 days ago
Indegene, Inc. - Wilmington , DE
Copy Editor Indegene is looking for a full-time regular Review Committee / Pharma Editor to work on-site at our pharmaceutical client's. The candidate should be an experienced proofreader or editor ...
ZipRecruiter - 7 days ago
Culpeper Times - Culpeper , VA
The position also involves copy editing, web/social media posting and managing relationships with freelance contributors. We're a small, collegial team, and there are a multitude of opportunities for ...
ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago