A Content Writer earns an average salary of $41,447 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Proofreading. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$29,063 - $70,452
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$29K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $41,446
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$10.67 - $30.37
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,063 - $70,452  
   
Bonus
$504 - $7,603  
Profit Sharing
$2,358  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$25,899 - $69,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 559
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $30.37  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $38.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$504 - $7,603  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,358  
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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$25,899 - $69,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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 by Experience Level for Content Writer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,388

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Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 48%

Proofreading
up arrow 32%

Content Management
up arrow 5%

writing
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
0%

Proposal Writing
0%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
0%

National Average
$40,000

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Blogging
up arrow 5%

Online Research
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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