Entry-Level Content Writer Salary

Entry-Level Content Writers are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K per year on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Content Writers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,695 - $59,361
$29K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,211
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90%

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$10.96 - $25.03
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.35
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$0$59K
Salary $28,695 - $59,361
Bonus $495.51 - $7,475
Profit Sharing $2,700
Commission $5,000
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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$25,307 - $58,013
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 448
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $10.96 - $25.03
Overtime $17.49 - $38.56
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $495.51 - $7,475
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $2,700
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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$25,307 - $58,013
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 227

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,336

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Content Writers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 35 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Content Writers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). Entry-Level Content Writers in Orlando take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Boston (18 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Content Writer

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲15%

Content Management
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

▼2%

▼2%


Online Research
▼3%





Blogging
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%
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