Average Proofreader Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Proofreader is $19.94 in 2024

Hourly Rate
$14 - $34
$100 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$491 - $2k
$0 - $10
Total Pay
$29k - $71k
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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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How do Proofreaders Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 28 responses, the job of Proofreader has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.71 out of 5. On average, Proofreaders are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Proofreaders

What is the highest pay for Proofreaders?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Proofreader is $33.87 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Proofreaders?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Proofreader is $13.60 / hour

How can Proofreaders increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Proofreader is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Proofreader that oversees more junior Proofreaders, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.