Proofreader Salary

A Proofreader earns an average wage of $17.49 per hour.
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$29,859 - $64,902
$30K
$43K
$65K
MEDIAN: $42,703
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90%

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$11.55 - $29.23
$12
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,859 - $64,902  
   
Bonus
$490.68 - $4,047  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,066 - $62,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $29.23  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $36.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$490.68 - $4,047  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,066 - $62,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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Job Description for Proofreader

Proofreaders check the quality and consistency of a written work. They monitor the accuracy in both the text and images, such as with grammar, spelling, page numbers, consistency in typeface, and the table of contents. Proofreaders receive the proofs of a publication just before they are to be published. There should be few errors in the final proof, so if a proofreader spots too many mistakes, they may refer back to the client and copyeditor.

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Proofreader Tasks

  • Ensure that all editorial changes have been inputed properly.
  • Assist in light copyediting.
  • Proof new and existing materials to ensure accurate use of grammar and correct spelling.
  • Verify correct word breaks and that elements are set according to design specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Proofreader

Pay by Experience for a Proofreader has a positive trend. An entry-level Proofreader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 188 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Proofreader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Proofreader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 120 salaries. A Proofreader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,866

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Key Stats for Proofreader

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Proofreader Salaries

▲25%

▲18%

▲6%

National Average
$39,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Proofreader Salaries

▲1%

National Average
$39,000

▼2%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 40%