Those pursuing careers as Entry-Level Content Writers may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $39K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Content Writers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Content Writers making up 72 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$27,859 - $61,649
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,004
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$10.23 - $25.29
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,859 - $61,649  
   
Bonus
$480.47 - $7,475  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$24,884 - $60,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 421
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $25.29  
   
Overtime
$16.64 - $38.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$480.47 - $7,475  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$24,884 - $60,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,706

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Content Writers, 41 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Content Writers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+23 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Austin (+17 percent), and New York (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, Orlando Entry-Level Content Writers have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (14 percent lower) and Milwaukee (8 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
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Content Management
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Editing
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Marketing Communications
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Technical Writing
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Copywriting
0%

Online Research
0%

National Average
$37,000

Web Content Management
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Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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