The salary statistics of proofreaders and copy markers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of proofreaders and copy markers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The proofreaders and copy markers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$22,700|
|25th Percentile Wage||$28,820|
|50th Percentile Wage||$37,550|
|75th Percentile Wage||$49,580|
|90th Percentile Wage||$61,480|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for proofreaders and copy markers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) proofreaders and copy markers is $61,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,700. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 170% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of proofreaders and copy markers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of proofreaders and copy markers in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for proofreaders and copy markers occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $48,380. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $31,840).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
From the above tables we note that not only proofreaders and copy markers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of proofreaders and copy markers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,450 to $48,510. The highest paying state for proofreaders and copy markers is Illinois with a median annual salary of $48,510. The lowest paying state is New Mexico with a median annual salary of $19,450. For more salary information of proofreaders and copy markers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |