Content Writer Salary

A Content Writer earns an average salary of $40,482 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management, Research Analysis, Online Research, and Proposal Writing. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$28,782 - $65,098

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$11.50 - $35.44

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,782 - $65,098  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,913  
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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$25,797 - $67,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $35.44  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $36.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,913  
   
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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$25,797 - $67,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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.

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Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 51%

Research Analysis
up arrow 31%

Online Research
up arrow 18%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 16%

Editing
up arrow 4%

writing
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 3%

Content Management
up arrow 6%


Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 36%
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