Proofreaders & copy markers

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Total Workforce

8.64k

Average Age

46

Average Salary

$34,455

Average Male Salary

$31,224

Average Female Salary

$35,752

About

Proofreaders & copy markers are most often employed by the Business support services industry. The average yearly wage for Proofreaders & copy markers was $34,455 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Proofreaders & copy markers by wage are Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Other assemblers and fabricators, and Automotive glass installers & repairers.

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 Computer Systems Design. Proofreaders & copy markers are paid most in Greenville & Mauldin Cities PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,455

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,342

In 2018, Proofreaders & copy markers earned an average of $34,455, $19,433 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Correspondence clerks & order clerks make somewhat more than Proofreaders & copy markers while Other assemblers and fabricators 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

0.348

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Proofreaders & copy markers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.348, 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, Advertising, public relations & related services, and Periodical, book, & directory publishers.

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Industries by Share

8.64k

2018 Workforce

± 2,282

-20.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 44.7%

The number of people employed as Proofreaders & copy markers has been declining at a rate of -20.8%, from 10,906 people in 2017 to 8,637 people in 2018.

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  13.3%, followed by Advertising, public relations & related services with 10.6% and Periodical, book, & directory publishers with 6.43%.

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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 38 and of female Proofreaders & copy markers is 49.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Proofreaders & copy markers is White.

Gender Composition

2.47k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,221

6.16k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,927

71.4% 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

White

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Proofreaders & copy markers

100% of Proofreaders & copy markers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing N/A% of Proofreaders & copy markers, false 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

38

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 6.61

49.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.94

The median age of Proofreaders & copy markers is 46, and Male employees are generally 11.3 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 Communications but a relatively high number of Proofreaders & copy markers hold a major in Communications.

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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