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What is the average salary for Proofreaders in the United States?

Proofreaders earn an average hourly wage of $17.78. Hourly wages typically start from $9.43 and go up to $27.33. Proofreaders earn an average salary of $36,990 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,620 and go up to $56,850.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$27.33 an hour $56,850 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$22.24 an hour $46,250 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$16.82 an hour $34,980 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$12.72 an hour $26,460 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$9.43 an hour $19,620 per year

Historical salary for Proofreaders in the United States

Proofreader salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Proofreader Salary in Oregon $22.77 $47,360 # 1
Proofreader Salary in Massachusetts $22.28 $46,340 # 2
Proofreader Salary in California $20.26 $42,150 # 3
Proofreader Salary in New Hampshire $19.66 $40,900 # 4
Proofreader Salary in Illinois $19.34 $40,230 # 5
Proofreader Salary in Louisiana $19.32 $40,190 # 6
Proofreader Salary in Colorado $19.05 $39,620 # 7
Proofreader Salary in New York $18.66 $38,800 # 8
Proofreader Salary in New Jersey $18.14 $37,730 # 9
Proofreader Salary in Connecticut $18.09 $37,630 # 10
Proofreader Salary in Virginia $18.01 $37,470 # 11
Proofreader Salary in Washington $17.58 $36,560 # 12
Proofreader Salary in Maryland $17.48 $36,350 # 13
Proofreader Salary in Texas $17.46 $36,310 # 14
Proofreader Salary in North Carolina $17.34 $36,060 # 15
Proofreader Salary in Missouri $17.26 $35,890 # 16
Proofreader Salary in Idaho $17.06 $35,490 # 17
Proofreader Salary in Arizona $16.99 $35,330 # 18
Proofreader Salary in Kentucky $16.93 $35,210 # 19
Proofreader Salary in Pennsylvania $16.90 $35,140 # 20
Proofreader Salary in Nevada $16.74 $34,830 # 21
Proofreader Salary in Oklahoma $16.60 $34,520 # 22
Proofreader Salary in Tennessee $16.58 $34,480 # 23
Proofreader Salary in Wisconsin $16.49 $34,300 # 24
Proofreader Salary in Michigan $16.40 $34,100 # 25
Proofreader Salary in Florida $16.10 $33,490 # 26
Proofreader Salary in Georgia $16.08 $33,440 # 27
Proofreader Salary in Iowa $15.93 $33,130 # 28
Proofreader Salary in Indiana $15.50 $32,240 # 29
Proofreader Salary in Mississippi $14.99 $31,180 # 30
Proofreader Salary in Kansas $14.84 $30,870 # 31
Proofreader Salary in Ohio $14.73 $30,650 # 32
Proofreader Salary in South Carolina $14.41 $29,980 # 33
Proofreader Salary in Arkansas $14.27 $29,680 # 34
Proofreader Salary in Maine $13.96 $29,030 # 35
Proofreader Salary in Alabama $13.52 $28,130 # 36
Proofreader Salary in West Virginia $13.19 $27,430 # 37
Proofreader Salary in Nebraska $12.89 $26,820 # 38
Proofreader Salary in New Mexico $10.08 $20,960 # 39
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics