Content Writer Salary (United States)

A Content Writer earns an average salary of $40,204 per year. A skill in Online Research is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Content Writer Total Pay (?
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$25,118 - $61,856
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51K
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MEDIAN: $40,203
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Content Writer Total Pay (?
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$11.28 - $34.52
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,118 - $61,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,645 - $65,546  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $29.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,645 - $65,546  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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Job Description for Content Writer
Content writers are responsible for the creation, writing, and editing of many types of content. They work for a variety of industries, such as marketing or technical fields. The typical task assigned to content writers is to take a topic and follow a series of steps to produce accurate, relevant, and well-written content. These steps include researching and analyzing the issue to generate ideas and obtain relevant facts; writing and collaborating with other writers to produce a draft; and revising, editing, and proofreading the content to ensure quality. They are required to produce a wide variety of material in some cases, which may include ads, emails, websites, blog entries, papers, articles, or social media postings.
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Content Writer Tasks
  • Adhere to and adjust the content calendar to reflect strategy and availability.
  • Translate business objectives and strategy into compelling written content for specific audiences.
  • Write, edit and publish content for the web, mailings, and other formats.
  • Monitor and adjust content to fit with brand guidelines.

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Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 54%
New York
up arrow 43%
San Francisco
up arrow 14%
Chicago
up arrow 9%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
Portland
up arrow 3%
National Average
$41,000
Nashville
up arrow 1%
San Diego
up arrow 36%
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Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 17%
writing
up arrow 4%
Editing
up arrow 3%
Copywriting
up arrow 1%
Technical Writing
0%
National Average
$41,000
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 11%
Web Content Management
up arrow 18%
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 26%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 40%
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