Content Writer Salary

A Content Writer earns an average salary of $41,875 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.

$29,164 - $70,991
$29K
$42K
$71K
MEDIAN: $41,875
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$11.19 - $30.76
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$31
MEDIAN: $16.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,164 - $70,991  
   
Bonus
$511 - $7,980  
Profit Sharing
$2,442  
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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$26,203 - $70,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $30.76  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $38.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$511 - $7,980  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,442  
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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$26,203 - $70,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 279

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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

  • Write, edit and publish content for the web, mailings, and other formats.
  • Monitor and adjust content to fit with brand guidelines.
  • Adhere to and adjust the content calendar to reflect strategy and availability.
  • Translate business objectives and strategy into compelling written content for specific audiences.

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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: $40,616

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Key Stats for Content Writer

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries

▲47%

▲34%

▲26%

National Average
$41,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Project Management
▲50%

Proofreading
▲32%

Content Management
▲8%


▲3%

writing
▲3%

▲1%

Web Content Management
▼0%

Technical Writing
▼0%

Proposal Writing
▼0%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼0%

National Average
$41,000




Blogging
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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