Proofreader Salary

A Proofreader earns an average wage of $19.17 per hour.
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$29,475 - $60,540
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,444
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$11.95 - $30.47
(Median)
$12
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,475 - $60,540  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $6,904  
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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$25,824 - $62,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $30.47  
   
Overtime
$17.96 - $36.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $6,904  
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).
)
$25,824 - $62,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
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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

  • 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.
  • Ensure that all editorial changes have been inputed properly.
  • Assist in light copyediting.

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Experience Affects Proofreader Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Proofreader Salaries


National Average
$40,000

Proofreading
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 40%
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