Entry-Level Content Writers are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $39K annually on average. Most Entry-Level Content Writers survey respondents are women (73 percent). Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,053 - $61,153
$28K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,486
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50%
90%

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$10.36 - $25.12
$10
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.19
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,053 - $61,153  
   
Bonus
$486.45 - $7,397  
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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$25,032 - $59,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $25.12  
   
Overtime
$16.89 - $38.45  
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
$486.45 - $7,397  
   
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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$25,032 - $59,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,139

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Content Writers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Content Writers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+22 percent), Washington (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Austin (+15 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Boston (13 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Content Writer

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 9%

up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Content Management
up arrow 2%


Online Research
0%

National Average
$37,000


Technical Writing
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Blogging
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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