Proofreader earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Proofreader salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $49,050
Maryland $49,510
Washington $52,990
Illinois $45,673
Oregon $47,650
New Jersey $48,200
New York $46,290
North Carolina $43,470
California $40,740
Nevada $43,260
Wisconsin $42,970
Montana $44,330
Massachusetts $40,610
Pennsylvania $38,328
Indiana $36,884
Virginia $38,340
Minnesota $38,270
Colorado $35,090
Utah $39,680
Connecticut $31,410
New Hampshire $40,150
Arizona $35,258
Kentucky $36,920
Michigan $36,650
South Carolina $36,960
Florida $33,000
Missouri $34,740
Kansas $32,509
Tennessee $34,020
Vermont $32,860
Nebraska $34,480
Iowa $29,867
Idaho $27,979
Georgia $27,190
Maine $28,920

How do proofreader salaries compare to similar careers?

Proofreaders earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than copywriters but more than sports writers.

Career Median Salary
Copywriter salary $62K
Editor salary $53K
Photojournalist salary $36K
Content manager salary $40K
Translator salary $35K
Proofreader salary $39K
Journalist salary $37K
News reporter salary $27K
Blogger salary $26K
Sports writer salary $24K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)