What is the average salary for a Proofreader?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Proofreader is $35,300. Salaries start from $19,430 and go up to $54,620. Please note that the average salary for a Proofreader may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Proofreaders in United States earn:

$54,620
Senior

The top 25% of Proofreaders in United States earn:

$44,080
Experienced

The middle 50% of Proofreaders in United States earn:

$33,130
Junior

The bottom 25% of Proofreaders in United States earn:

$25,620
Starting

The bottom 10% of Proofreaders in United States earn:

$19,430

Historical salary

Proofreader salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Proofreader Salary in District of Columbia 50,210 1
Proofreader Salary in California 44,380 2
Proofreader Salary in Massachusetts 41,570 3
Proofreader Salary in Illinois 40,330 4
Proofreader Salary in New Hampshire 37,380 5
Proofreader Salary in New York 37,070 6
Proofreader Salary in Arizona 37,000 7
Proofreader Salary in Florida 36,730 8
Proofreader Salary in Washington 36,520 9
Proofreader Salary in Texas 35,540 10
Proofreader Salary in United States 35,300 11
Proofreader Salary in New Jersey 35,090 12
Proofreader Salary in Oregon 34,840 13
Proofreader Salary in Idaho 34,780 14
Proofreader Salary in North Carolina 34,770 15
Proofreader Salary in Connecticut 34,610 16
Proofreader Salary in Virginia 34,310 17
Proofreader Salary in Pennsylvania 33,850 18
Proofreader Salary in Missouri 33,560 19
Proofreader Salary in Arkansas 33,430 20
Proofreader Salary in Wisconsin 33,270 21
Proofreader Salary in Nevada 33,250 22
Proofreader Salary in Utah 32,970 23
Proofreader Salary in Iowa 32,950 24
Proofreader Salary in Colorado 32,590 25
Proofreader Salary in Georgia 32,450 26
Proofreader Salary in New Mexico 32,270 27
Proofreader Salary in Kentucky 31,550 28
Proofreader Salary in Minnesota 31,480 29
Proofreader Salary in Michigan 31,470 30
Proofreader Salary in Tennessee 31,400 31
Proofreader Salary in Indiana 31,130 32
Proofreader Salary in Oklahoma 31,000 33
Proofreader Salary in Maryland 30,990 34
Proofreader Salary in Mississippi 30,180 35
Proofreader Salary in South Carolina 29,840 36
Proofreader Salary in Maine 29,590 37
Proofreader Salary in Kansas 29,300 38
Proofreader Salary in Nebraska 29,210 39
Proofreader Salary in West Virginia 26,940 40
Proofreader Salary in Ohio 26,000 41

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics