Proofreader earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Proofreader salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $60,870
Massachusetts $59,770
California $49,920
New York $48,570
Oregon $47,650
Maryland $47,530
New Jersey $47,530
Minnesota $47,270
Iowa $47,260
Connecticut $46,910
Virginia $46,060
Montana $44,330
Pennsylvania $43,720
North Carolina $43,470
Nevada $43,260
Georgia $40,310
New Hampshire $40,150
Utah $39,680
Indiana $38,950
Louisiana $38,880
Washington $38,340
Wisconsin $38,280
Illinois $38,200
Ohio $38,180
Arizona $38,000
Colorado $37,630
Nebraska $37,470
Michigan $37,390
Texas $37,260
Kansas $37,190
Florida $36,990
South Carolina $36,960
West Virginia $35,690
Vermont $32,860
Oklahoma $31,530
Missouri $30,740
Tennessee $30,300
Kentucky $30,020
Arkansas $29,490
Maine $28,920
Idaho $27,979
Mississippi $26,790
Wyoming $21,350
New Mexico $19,450

How do proofreader salaries compare to similar careers?

Proofreaders earn 30% 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 $70K
Author salary $70K
Television writer salary $70K
Editor salary $63K
Proofreader salary $44K
Sports writer salary $28K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)