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Content Writer Salary

The average salary for a Content Writer is $40,278 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Online Research is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$27,694 - $61,148
(Median)
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51K
61K
MEDIAN: $40,278
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$11.45 - $37.50
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,694 - $61,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
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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$25,334 - $63,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $37.50  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
   
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).
)
$25,334 - $63,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
United States (change)

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%



National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 18%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 10%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 2%

Content Management
up arrow 6%


Web Content Management
up arrow 10%

writing
up arrow 10%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 37%