Proofreader

Proofreader Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$77,000
Median 50%
$166,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Green Bay, WI
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a proofreader make?
As a Proofreader in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $77,899 per year or $37.45 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $166,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Proofreaders are Professional companies and Retail companies. North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Colorado, and Maine are some of the states with the best Proofreader salaries in the US. Most Proofreaders spend 3.0 years in the position.
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Average Proofreader Salary By Company

Proofreaders can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Professional companies and Retail companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and J. C. Penney are the best paying companies for Proofreaders. Companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Integer Group also report very competitive wages for Proofreaders.

Average Proofreader Salary By Location

Proofreaders in the US makes an average salary of $77,899 per year or $37.45 per hour. Working in Green Bay, WI as a Proofreader will pay you the highest wages at around $103,727 per year. The average starting salary in Green Bay, WI for Proofreaders is $65,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Proofreader salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Colorado, and Maine. The lowest earning states are South Carolina, Rhode Island, New Jersey, California, and Florida.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Green Bay, WI
$103,727
2
Plano, TX
$102,260
3
Saint Louis, MO
$99,782
4
Wheeling, IL
$99,481
5
Alpharetta, GA
$98,622

Average Proofreader Pay By Industry

Wages for Proofreaders can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Retail companies, Technology companies, and Telecommunication companies tend to have the highest salaries for Proofreaders. Retail companies pay their Proofreaders the highest wages, averaging $82,926 per year. Technology companies and Telecommunication companies pay well too, at $82,030 and $80,894, respectively. The average salary for Proofreaders in the Professional industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $71,091.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Retail
$82,926
2
Technology
$82,030
3
Telecommunication
$80,894
4
Finance
$78,263
5
Media
$76,958

Recently Added Proofreader Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Robert Half
Proofreader
01/22/2020
$62,610
Randstad
Proofreader
01/21/2020
$31,305
Robert Half
Proofreader
01/15/2020
$58,436
Aldi
Proofreader
01/07/2020
$50,088
12/31/2019
$33,058
12/31/2019
$52,175
Robert Half
Proofreader
12/23/2019
$52,175
Randstad
Proofreader
12/18/2019
$31,305
Infosoft Inc.
Proofreader
11/30/2019
$53,219
Randstad
Proofreader
11/22/2019
$31,305
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