A Proofreader earns an average wage of $17.66 per hour.
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$29,786 - $62,632
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,927
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$11.88 - $29.76
(Median)
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,786 - $62,632  
   
Bonus
$485.33 - $4,035  
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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$26,719 - $62,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $29.76  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $35.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$485.33 - $4,035  
   
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).
)
$26,719 - $62,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Proofreader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,314

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Experience Affects Proofreader Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Proofreader Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Editing
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Proofreading
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Copywriting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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