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Proofreader in the United States

How much does a Proofreader earn in the United States? The average Proofreader salary in the United States is $50,943 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $44,704 and $58,171. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Proofreads, reviews and edits documents for accurate use of grammar and content. Corrects any grammatical, spelling, typographical, or compositional errors in original copy. Typically requires an associate's degree. Typically reports to supervisor or manager. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may have 2 years experience with additional training or certification.

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