Proofreaders & copy markers

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2019 Workforce
10.6k
Average Age
49.3
Estimated Job Growth
−1.94%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$41,378
Average Male Salary
$47,507
Average Female Salary
$38,984

About

Proofreaders & copy markers are most often employed by the Periodical, book, & directory publishers industry. The average yearly wage for Proofreaders & copy markers was $41,378 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Proofreaders & copy markers by wage are Furniture finishers, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, and Court, municipal, & license clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Proofreaders & copy markers are Greenville & Mauldin Cities PUMA, SC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Proofreaders & copy markers are Greenville & Mauldin Cities PUMA, SC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Proofreaders & copy markers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Periodical, book, & directory publishers is the industry that employs the most Proofreaders & copy markers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Proofreaders & copy markers, by average wage, is Legal services. Proofreaders & copy markers are paid most in Greenville & Mauldin Cities PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Greenville & Mauldin Cities PUMA, SC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,378
AVERAGE SALARY
± $8,171

In 2019, Proofreaders & copy markers earned an average of $41,378, $14,146 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Furniture finishers make somewhat more than Proofreaders & copy markers while Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Proofreaders & copy markers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.39
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Proofreaders & copy markers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.39, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Proofreaders & copy markers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Proofreaders & copy markers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Proofreaders & copy markers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Proofreaders & copy markers.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Proofreaders & copy markers, by average wage, are Legal services, Advertising, public relations & related services, and Other professional, scientific & technical services .

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Industries by Share

10.6k
2019 Workforce
± 2,524
22.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 29.1%

The number of people employed as Proofreaders & copy markers has been growing at a rate of 22.4%, from 8,637 people in 2018 to 10,572 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Proofreaders & copy markers employed by various industries. Periodical, book, & directory publishers employs the largest share of Proofreaders & copy markers at  11.4%, followed by Advertising, public relations & related services with 11.3% and Printing & related support activities with 10.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Proofreaders & copy markers in the US. The average age of male Proofreaders & copy markers in the workforce is 48.7 and of female Proofreaders & copy markers is 49.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Proofreaders & copy markers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

2.97k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,338
7.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,141

71.9% of Proofreaders & copy markers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Proofreaders & copy markers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Proofreaders & copy markers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

77% of Proofreaders & copy markers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14% of Proofreaders & copy markers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Proofreaders & copy markers.

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Age by Gender

48.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 6.71
49.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.47

The median age of Proofreaders & copy markers is 49.3, and Male employees are generally 0.799 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Proofreaders & copy markers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Proofreaders & copy markers is English but a relatively high number of Proofreaders & copy markers hold a major in English.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Proofreaders & copy markers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Proofreaders & copy markers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Proofreaders & copy markers need more than the average amount of Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Speaking.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Proofreaders and Copy Markers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Proofreaders and Copy Markers are expected to see a growth of −1.94% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Proofreaders and Copy Markers.
−1.94%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Proofreaders and Copy Markers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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