A Content Writer in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $52,925 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Social Media Marketing and Technical Writing. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$37,477 - $90,742
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$53K
$91K
MEDIAN: $52,924
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$18.42 - $66.98
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$67
MEDIAN: $30
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$37,477 - $90,742  
   
Bonus
$5,350  
Total Pay (?
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$38,176 - $99,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$18.42 - $66.98  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,350  
   
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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$38,176 - $99,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 62%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 16%

Technical Writing
up arrow 12%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 9%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Web Content Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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