Entry-Level Copywriter Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Copywriter is $44,744 per year.

$30,972 - $63,995
$31K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,744
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$10.90 - $32.97
$11
$17
$33
MEDIAN: $17.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,972 - $63,995  
   
Bonus
$450.00 - $5,159  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,872  
Commission
$9,722  
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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$29,523 - $64,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $32.97  
   
Overtime
$16.62 - $37.21  
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
$450.00 - $5,159  
   
Commission
$9,722  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,872  
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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$29,523 - $64,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 335

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,222

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Copywriter Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Copywriter in Allentown:
"Get social."
Make sure to include social media and website content in your research and studies. Today, most writing positions require these skills.

Copywriter in Rock Hill:
"No room for financial growth."
Volunteer if that is what it takes to build the right experience and portfolio.

Copywriter in Tempe:
"Self-management is key."
You are responsible not only for the creation of content, but for the integrity of that content. Strategy and self-management (project management) are key to success in this position.

Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

▲6%

Strategic Marketing
▲4%


National Average
$43,000

▼1%



▼4%

Adobe InDesign
▼5%

▼6%


Adobe Photoshop
▼6%

▼7%


Technical Writing
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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