Average Proofreader Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Proofreader in United Kingdom is £22,798.
MEDIAN £22,798
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£17k - £41k

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Job Description for Proofreader

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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Popular Skills for Proofreader

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

Pay by Experience Level for Proofreader

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 £21,985 based on 19 salaries. An early career Proofreader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £22,120 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Proofreader with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,217 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Proofreader with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,025 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £30,000.

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