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Proofreader and Copy Marker Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $7.70 $13.20 $21.83
  Annual $16,000 $27,400 $45,400
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Proofreaders and Copy Markers read or proof-read transcripts or type setup to mark corrections of any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. They are not workers whose primary duty is editing copy, but they do include proofreaders of Braille.