Information About Proofreaders And Copy Markers

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Training

Proofreaders and copy markers need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Proofreaders and copy markers
Training for Proofreaders And Copy Markers
Percent
Less than High School 3.0
High School 19.2
Some College 20.9
Associates Degree 7.0
Bachelors Degree 35.3
Masters Degree 13.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.6

Employment

Represents about 18,000 people in the United States- 14.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less proofreaders and copy markers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, proofreaders and copy markers make $16.47 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Proofreaders and copy markers $9.51 $12.00 $15.30 $20.20 $25.40
Office and administrative support occupations $9.13 $11.40 $15.00 $20.00 $25.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, proofreaders and copy markers make $34,260 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Proofreaders and copy markers $19,780 $24,960 $31,940 $42,200 $52,830
Office and administrative support occupations $18,980 $23,760 $31,250 $41,590 $53,880
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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