Experienced Copywriter Salary

The average Experienced Copywriter can expect to rake in roughly $60K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Female Experienced Copywriters are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$40,895 - $89,181
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$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $60,441
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$14.70 - $72.72
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MEDIAN: $31.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,895 - $89,181  
   
Bonus
$824 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$7,750  
Total Pay (?
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$40,383 - $101,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $72.72  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$824 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,750  
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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$40,383 - $101,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,494

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With a pay rate for Experienced Copywriters that is 65 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Copywriters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent).

Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
10-19 years
84%
20 years or more
16%
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Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

Branding
▲17%

Social Media Marketing
▲7%

Advertising
▲4%

Blogging
▲4%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▲4%

Email Marketing
▲3%

Marketing Communications
▲1%

Copywriting
▼0%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Technical Writing
▼3%

Editing
▼5%

Adobe InDesign
▼5%

Proofreading
▼9%

Web Content Management
▼11%

Microsoft Word
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 23%
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