How much does a Proofreader make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Proofreader in the United States is $25 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $22 and $29. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Proofreader proofreads, reviews and edits documents for accurate use of grammar and content. Corrects any grammatical, spelling, typographical, or compositional errors in original copy. Being a Proofreader typically requires an associate degree. Typically reports to supervisor or manager. The Proofreader has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. To be a Proofreader typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may have 2 years experience with additional training or certification. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.3%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 10.7%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.7%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.0%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.9%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.0%

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Skills associated with Proofreader: Document Preparation, Proofreading

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