Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers
Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Exclude workers whose primary duty is editing copy. Include proofreaders of Braille.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found. Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling, using standard printers' marks. Read corrected copies or proofs in order to ensure that all corrections have been made. Compare information or figures on one record against same data on other records, or with original copy, to detect errors. Consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition. Route proofs with marked corrections to authors, editors, typists, or typesetters for correction and/or reprinting.
License: License not required.
Outlook: No Change
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $13.94   Entry $29,000.00
Mean $18.17   Mean $37,791.00
Experience $20.28 Experience $42,187.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Court Reporters
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
Legal Secretaries
Municipal Clerks
Procurement Clerks
Tax Preparers
Travel Agents
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
43-9081.00 Proofreaders and Copy Markers