A Copywriter earns an average salary of $43,328 per year. A skill in Marketing Communications is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Copywriter Total Pay (?
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$30,283 - $64,958
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MEDIAN: $43,328
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Copywriter Total Pay (?
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$10.28 - $44.68
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,283 - $64,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $9,863  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,500  
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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$28,625 - $70,181  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $44.68  
   
Overtime
$16.20 - $47.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $9,863  
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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$28,625 - $70,181  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,182
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Job Description for Copywriter
A copywriter works mainly in advertising, writing persuasive ads and handouts for numerous companies. Also called a “creative content provider,” a copywriter needs to be able to capture the intended audience’s attention in a few words and sometimes an image or two. The ability to deliver a powerful message through a few select words and images is a must.
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Copywriter Tasks
  • Understand the goal, audience, and message of a campaign and create copy to suit.
  • Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.
  • Research, write, edit, and proof all levels of copy including headlines and body copy, for all online, offline, external and internal needs.
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$43,000
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Experience Affects Copywriter Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

Editing
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National Average
$43,000
Social Media Marketing
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Microsoft Word
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Technical Writing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 437 votes.
Gender
Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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