The average pay for an Entry-Level Copywriter is $44,601 per year.

$30,726 - $64,131
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,601
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$10.79 - $32.11
(Median)
$11
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,726 - $64,131  
   
Bonus
$450.00 - $5,142  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,872  
Commission
$9,600  
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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$29,560 - $64,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,099
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $32.11  
   
Overtime
$16.69 - $34.25  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$450.00 - $5,142  
   
Commission
$9,600  
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).
)
$29,560 - $64,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,189

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Copywriter Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries



Strategic Marketing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%





Technical Writing
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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