Proofreader earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Proofreader salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Arkansas $30,060
Arizona $35,258
California $40,740
Colorado $35,090
Connecticut $31,410
District of Columbia $49,050
Florida $33,000
Georgia $27,190
Iowa $29,867
Idaho $27,979
Illinois $45,673
Indiana $36,884
Kansas $32,509
Kentucky $36,920
Louisiana $38,880
Massachusetts $40,610
Maryland $49,510
Maine $28,920
Michigan $36,650
Minnesota $38,270
Missouri $34,740
Mississippi $26,790
Montana $44,330
North Carolina $43,470
Nebraska $34,480
New Hampshire $40,150
New Jersey $48,200
New Mexico $19,450
Nevada $43,260
New York $46,290
Oregon $47,650
Pennsylvania $38,328
South Carolina $36,960
Tennessee $34,020
Texas $34,070
Utah $39,680
Virginia $38,340
Vermont $32,860
Washington $52,990
Wisconsin $42,970
Wyoming $21,350

How do proofreader salaries compare to similar careers?

Proofreaders earn 18% less than similar careers in Mississippi. On average, they make less than copywriters but more than sports writers.

Career Median Salary
Copywriter salary $36K
Television writer salary $36K
Author salary $36K
Editor salary $38K
Journalist salary $29K
Proofreader salary $27K
Sports writer salary $18K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)