Entry-Level Copywriter Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Copywriter is $43,056 per year.

$30,384 - $63,001
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,055
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$10.89 - $30.78
(Median)
$11
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,384 - $63,001  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,001  
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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$29,194 - $63,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $30.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.38  
Overtime
$16.45 - $38.06  
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
$0.00 - $5,001  
   
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).
)
$29,194 - $63,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 403
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,745

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Copywriter Advice

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

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


Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

National Average
$42,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 3%

Proofreading
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%


Blogging
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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