$36k $36k
13k 13k
-2.4% -2.4%
3.3/5 3.3/5
Bachelors Bachelors

How much does a Proofreader make in the United States?

Average Proofreader Hourly Wage in the United States

Proofreaders earn a median hourly wage of $17.77. Hourly wages typically start from $10.41 and go up to $29.10.

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

Average Proofreader Yearly Salary in the United States

Proofreaders earn a median salary of $36,960 per year. Salaries typically start from $21,660 and go up to $60,530.

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

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Employment Type Mix

44%
Full-Time
56%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
303
RATINGS
Proofreaders average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Proofreaders in the 33th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Proofreader Earnings by Seniority

Top End Proofreader Earnings

The highest earning Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$29.10
an hour
$60,530
per year
Senior Proofreader Earnings

Senior Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$23.24
an hour
$48,350
per year
Experienced Proofreader Earnings

Experienced Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$17.77
an hour
$36,960
per year
Junior Proofreader Earnings

Junior Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$13.53
an hour
$28,150
per year
Starting Proofreader Earnings

Starting Proofreaders in the United States earn:

$10.41
an hour
$21,660
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Proofreader salary comparison

Proofreaders earn less than 89% percent of Journalism & Writing careers. Proofreader salaries are in the bottom 70% of all careers in the United States.

Technical Writer Salary $70k
News Anchor Salary $65k
Author Salary $61k
Editor Salary $57k
Journalist Salary $37k
Proofreader Salary $36k
Sports Writer Salary $22k
Source:

Historical salary for Proofreaders in the United States

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

Proofreader salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Proofreader Salary in District of Columbia $24.55 $51,050 # 1
Proofreader Salary in Oregon $20.32 $42,260 # 2
Proofreader Salary in New York $21.75 $45,240 # 3
Proofreader Salary in Maryland $21.87 $45,490 # 4
Proofreader Salary in Illinois $20.39 $42,420 # 5
Proofreader Salary in North Carolina $21.33 $44,370 # 6
Proofreader Salary in Massachusetts $20.20 $42,010 # 7
Proofreader Salary in Minnesota $17.48 $36,360 # 8
Proofreader Salary in Utah $19.76 $41,090 # 9
Proofreader Salary in Colorado $18.83 $39,170 # 10
Proofreader Salary in Washington $18.14 $37,730 # 11
Proofreader Salary in Montana $19.71 $41,000 # 12
Proofreader Salary in New Hampshire $18.84 $39,180 # 13
Proofreader Salary in Connecticut $18.68 $38,860 # 14
Proofreader Salary in Arizona $17.03 $35,430 # 15
Proofreader Salary in South Carolina $19.04 $39,600 # 16
Proofreader Salary in New Jersey $18.40 $38,270 # 17
Proofreader Salary in Kentucky $17.51 $36,420 # 18
Proofreader Salary in Louisiana $18.69 $38,880 # 19
Proofreader Salary in Michigan $17.83 $37,080 # 20
Proofreader Salary in Virginia $17.20 $35,770 # 21
Proofreader Salary in California $16.67 $34,670 # 22
Proofreader Salary in Wisconsin $18.12 $37,700 # 23
Proofreader Salary in Pennsylvania $16.02 $33,330 # 24
Proofreader Salary in Kansas $14.87 $30,930 # 25
Proofreader Salary in Florida $16.44 $34,200 # 26
Proofreader Salary in Indiana $16.64 $34,620 # 27
Proofreader Salary in Iowa $15.96 $33,200 # 28
Proofreader Salary in Tennessee $14.99 $31,190 # 29
Proofreader Salary in Texas $16.38 $34,070 # 30
Proofreader Salary in Missouri $15.09 $31,390 # 31
Proofreader Salary in Arkansas $14.45 $30,060 # 32
Proofreader Salary in Nebraska $14.45 $30,050 # 33
Proofreader Salary in Georgia $12.40 $25,790 # 34
Proofreader Salary in Mississippi $12.88 $26,790 # 35
Proofreader Salary in Maine $13.08 $27,200 # 36
Proofreader Salary in Idaho $11.38 $23,670 # 37
Proofreader Salary in New Mexico $9.35 $19,450 # 38
Proofreader Salary in Wyoming $10.26 $21,350 # 39
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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