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

How much does a Proofreader make in California?

Average Proofreader Hourly Wage in California

Proofreaders earn a median hourly wage of $16.67. Hourly wages typically start from $11.27 and go up to $28.03.

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

Average Proofreader Yearly Salary in California

Proofreaders earn a median salary of $34,670 per year. Salaries typically start from $23,450 and go up to $58,300.

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
302
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 California earn:

$28.03
an hour
$58,300
per year
Senior Proofreader Earnings

Senior Proofreaders in California earn:

$21.77
an hour
$45,270
per year
Experienced Proofreader Earnings

Experienced Proofreaders in California earn:

$16.67
an hour
$34,670
per year
Junior Proofreader Earnings

Junior Proofreaders in California earn:

$13.33
an hour
$27,730
per year
Starting Proofreader Earnings

Starting Proofreaders in California earn:

$11.27
an hour
$23,450
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 70% 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 $65k
Proofreader Salary $42k
Journalist Salary in California $41k
Sports Writer Salary in California $39k
Source:

Historical salary for Proofreaders in California

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