Entry-Level Copywriter Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Copywriter is $41,845 per year.

$30,253 - $61,668
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,845
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$10.41 - $33.36
(Median)
$10
$17
$33
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,253 - $61,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $16,000  
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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$28,901 - $63,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $33.36  
   
Overtime
$16.43 - $37.67  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $16,000  
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).
)
$28,901 - $63,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Copywriter Salaries



Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 3%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%

Blogging
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 258 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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