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Content Writer Salary (United States)

A Content Writer earns an average salary of $40,230 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 Salary (?
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$26,043 - $61,216
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51K
61K
MEDIAN: $40,229
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Content Writer Salary (?
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$11.15 - $39.15
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,043 - $61,216  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
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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$24,810 - $65,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$17.80 - $27.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
   
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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$24,810 - $65,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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

Washington
up arrow 49%
New York
up arrow 33%
San Francisco
up arrow 27%
Chicago
up arrow 12%
Seattle
up arrow 6%
Portland
up arrow 4%
Nashville
0%
National Average
$40,000
Boston
up arrow 25%
San Diego
up arrow 30%
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Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 19%
writing
up arrow 5%
Editing
up arrow 2%
Technical Writing
0%
National Average
$40,000
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%
Web Content Management
up arrow 14%
Copywriting
up arrow 15%
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 39%