Proofreaders & copy markers

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Total Workforce

10.9k

Average Age

47.7

Estimated Job Growth

1.41%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$34,221

Average Male Salary

$44,650

Average Female Salary

$28,265

About

Proofreaders & copy markers are most often employed by the Business support services industry. The average yearly wage for Proofreaders & copy markers was $34,221 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Proofreaders & copy markers by wage are Prepress technicians & workers, Industrial truck & tractor operators, and Chefs & head cooks.

Proofreaders & copy markers are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Proofreaders & copy markers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Proofreaders & copy markers are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Proofreaders & copy markers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Business support services 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 Printing & related support activities. Proofreaders & copy markers are paid most in Greenville & Mauldin Cities PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,221

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,618

In 2017, Proofreaders & copy markers earned an average of $34,221, $17,844 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Chefs & head cooks make somewhat more than Proofreaders & copy markers while Prepress technicians & workers 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

0.379

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Proofreaders & copy markers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.379, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Proofreaders & copy markers, by number of employees, are Business support services, Newspaper publishers, and Legal services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Proofreaders & copy markers, by average wage, are Printing & related support activities, Legal services, and Advertising, public relations & related services.

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Industries by Share

10.9k

2017 Workforce

± 2,564

16%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 29.8%

The number of people employed as Proofreaders & copy markers has been growing at a rate of 16%, from 9,403 people in 2016 to 10,906 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Proofreaders & copy markers employed by various industries. Business support services employs the largest share of Proofreaders & copy markers at  15.7%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 10.9% and Legal services with 9.4%.

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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 45.7 and of female Proofreaders & copy markers is 48.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Proofreaders & copy markers is White.

Gender Composition

3.96k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,546

6.94k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,046

63.7% 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

  2. Black

92.1% of Proofreaders & copy markers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.85% of Proofreaders & copy markers, Black 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

45.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 5.72

48.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.12

The median age of Proofreaders & copy markers is 47.7, and Male employees are generally 3.15 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Proofreaders & copy markers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Proofreaders & copy markers are expected to see a growth of 1.41% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

1.41%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Proofreaders & copy markers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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