Average Proofreader Salary in United Kingdom

£23,263
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The average salary for a Proofreader in United Kingdom is £23,263.
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£17k
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£23k
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£29k
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What Do Proofreaders Do?

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

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What Are Popular Skills for Proofreaders?

Skills that pay less than market rate include English Language, Editing and Proofreading.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Proofreaders?

An entry-level Proofreader with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £21,618 based on 6 salaries. An early career Proofreader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £22,481 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Proofreader with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £23,967 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Proofreader with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,490 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £25,025.
Employees with Proofreader in their job title in Manchester, England: Manchester earn an average of 11.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brighton, England: East Sussex (9.6% more) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Basingstoke, England: Hampshire (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 69 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.7%
Early Career
43.5%
Mid Career
17.4%
Experienced
18.8%
Late Career
11.6%

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