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Content Writer Salary

The average salary for a Content Writer is $40,402 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Online Research, Research Analysis, and Proposal Writing. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$28,040 - $63,354
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$63K
MEDIAN: $40,401
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$11.55 - $35.00
(Median)
$12
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,040 - $63,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,951  
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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$25,831 - $65,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$17.30 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,951  
   
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).
)
$25,831 - $65,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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

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Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%



National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 39%

Research Analysis
up arrow 32%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 16%

writing
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Social Media Marketing
0%

National Average
$40,000

Content Management
up arrow 6%



Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 35%
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