There are currently an estimated 14,200 proofreaders in the United States. The proofreader job market is expected to grow by 1.4% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are proofreaders?
CareerExplorer rates proofreaders with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 7,100 proofreaders. That number is based on 200 additional proofreaders, and the retirement of 6,900 existing proofreaders.
What’s the supply of proofreaders?
The proofreader industry is concentrated in California, New York, Illinois
Proofreader job market by state
|State Name||Employed Proofreaders|
|District of Columbia||90|