Proofreaders are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, proofreaders rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 43% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy proofreaders are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Editor
3.4
$54k
Proofreader
3.1
$43k
Copywriter
3.1
$54k
Technical writer
2.8
$65k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are proofreaders happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do proofreaders find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as proofreaders?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are proofreader’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are proofreaders making the best use of their abilities?

Are proofreaders happy with their salary?