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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers



Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Excludes workers whose primary duty is editing copy. Includes proofreaders of Braille.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10012$24.58/hr$17.18/hr$24.15/hr$25.04/hr$25.13/hr$30.64/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Information80$25.03/hr
Professional and Business Services40$24.34/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$19.18/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 100$25.04/hr4.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 110$25.04/hrN/A
Minnesota 140$24.34/hr2.8%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Writers and Authors 1,190$31.98/hr4.0%
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,680$30.77/hr-21.3%
Medical Transcriptionists 690$25.37/hr-21.9%


  • Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling, using standard printers' marks.
  • Typeset and measure dimensions, spacing, and positioning of page elements, such as copy and illustrations, to verify conformance to specifications, using printer's ruler or layout software.
  • Correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found.
  • Read proof sheets aloud, calling out punctuation marks and spelling unusual words and proper names.
  • Route proofs with marked corrections to authors, editors, typists, or typesetters for correction or reprinting.
  • Write original content such as headlines, cutlines, captions, and cover copy.
  • Consult with authors and editors regarding manuscript changes and suggestions.
  • Read corrected copies or proofs to ensure that all corrections have been made.
  • Consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition.
  • Read corrected copies or proofs to ensure that all corrections have been made.