Salary for Proofreaders and Copy Markers

Also known as:  Braille Proofreader, Clerical Proofreader, Copy Reader, Editorial Assistant, Format Proofreader, Proofreader

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Proofreaders and Copy Markers read transcripts or proof setups to detect and mark any errors that are found. These errors can be grammatical, typographical or compositional areas. Work includes both regular written work and Braille. It is essential that one who wishes to work as a Proofreader have attention to detail and accuracy as a quality. It is also helpful to understand computers and how to operate them. Proofreaders do not need a college degree, though it is helpful to have experience proofreading and editing in the past. Salary variesand is dependent largely on the location and size of the company.

A Proofreader or Copy Marker earns a wage somewhere between 24000 to 36000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Proofreaders and Copy Markers will most likely receive a salary of Thirty Three Thousand Four Hundred dollars yearly.

Proofreaders and Copy Markers are compensated highest in Massachusetts, where they get compensation, on average, of near $40830. People in this career group can get the best compensation in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they can earn pay of $37880.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 23.44 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Proofreaders and Copy Markers tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $37,880
Health Care and Social Assistance $37,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $37,340
Educational Services $36,320
Wholesale Trade $36,070
Other Services (except Public Administration) $35,140
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $30,900
Information $31,550
Finance and Insurance $31,630
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $32,350
Manufacturing $32,920
Retail Trade $32,940
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