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How much does a Proofreader make in California?

Average Proofreader Hourly Wage in California

Proofreaders earn a median hourly wage of $16.96. Hourly wages typically start from $10.61 and go up to $29.15.

Average Proofreader Yearly Salary in California

Proofreaders earn a median salary of $35,280 per year. Salaries typically start from $22,060 and go up to $60,640.

Learn more about the Proofreader job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Proofreaders earn in other states.

How to Become a Proofreader

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Certificate, Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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Proofreader Earnings by Seniority

Top End Proofreader Earnings

The highest earning Proofreaders in California earn:

$29.15
an hour
$60,640
per year
Senior Proofreader Earnings

Senior Proofreaders in California earn:

$23.35
an hour
$48,560
per year
Experienced Proofreader Earnings

Experienced Proofreaders in California earn:

$16.96
an hour
$35,280
per year
Junior Proofreader Earnings

Junior Proofreaders in California earn:

$12.72
an hour
$26,460
per year
Starting Proofreader Earnings

Starting Proofreaders in California earn:

$10.61
an hour
$22,060
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Proofreader salary comparison

Proofreaders earn less than 78% percent of Journalism & Writing careers in California. Proofreader salaries are in the bottom 87% of all careers in California.

Technical Writer Salary in California $85k
Author Salary in California $79k
Television Writer Salary in California $73k
News Anchor Salary in California $73k
Editor Salary in California $63k
Proofreader Salary $42k
Journalist Salary in California $41k
Sports Writer Salary in California $39k

Historical salary for Proofreaders in California

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

How to Become a Proofreader

Interested in becoming a Proofreader? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good proofreader? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Certificate, Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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