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How much does a Proofreader make in Illinois?

Average Proofreader Hourly Wage in Illinois

Proofreaders earn a median hourly wage of $19.45. Hourly wages typically start from $11.22 and go up to $29.73.

Average Proofreader Yearly Salary in Illinois

Proofreaders earn a median salary of $40,460 per year. Salaries typically start from $23,340 and go up to $61,850.

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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 Illinois earn:

$29.73
an hour
$61,850
per year
Senior Proofreader Earnings

Senior Proofreaders in Illinois earn:

$25.60
an hour
$53,240
per year
Experienced Proofreader Earnings

Experienced Proofreaders in Illinois earn:

$19.45
an hour
$40,460
per year
Junior Proofreader Earnings

Junior Proofreaders in Illinois earn:

$15.92
an hour
$33,110
per year
Starting Proofreader Earnings

Starting Proofreaders in Illinois earn:

$11.22
an hour
$23,340
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Proofreader salary comparison

Proofreaders earn less than 88% percent of Journalism & Writing careers in Illinois. Proofreader salaries are in the bottom 84% of all careers in Illinois.

Proofreader Salary $40k

Historical salary for Proofreaders in Illinois

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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