Salary for Proofreaders and Copy Markers

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Also known as:  Braille Proofreader, Clerical Proofreader, Copy Reader, Editorial Assistant, Format Proofreader, Proofreader helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 and Copy Marker earns an average salary ranging from $26,340 - $65,840 based on the level of education. usually receive an average salary of fourty-four thousand six hundred and seventy dollars on a yearly basis.

can get the best pay in District of Columbia, where they get job pay of close to about $55,960. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn pay of $54,080.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 65.79 percent nationwide in that time.


Proofreaders and Copy Markers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Educational Services
Finance and Insurance
Wholesale Trade
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