How much does a Proofreader make in the United States? The average Proofreader salary in the United States is $55,410 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $48,628 and $63,274. Salary ranges 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.
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 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Proofreader do?
Proofreader in Beaumont, TX
Proofreaders read manuscripts before they are typeset to find and correct mistakes; they read through typescripts to detect and highlight typographical or grammatical error.
December 19, 2019
Proofreader in New Suffolk, NY
As a copyeditor and proofreader, you will be dealing with many different errors.
November 09, 2019
Proofreader in Charleston, SC
This means more work for proofreaders, and you can do this work from home sitting on your couch.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Proofreader in the United States. The base salary for Proofreader ranges from $48,628 to $63,274 with the average base salary of $55,410. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $49,196 to $64,996 with the average total cash compensation of $56,340.