For Experienced Copywriters, annual average wages total $61K per year. Job satisfaction for Experienced Copywriters is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The majority of Experienced Copywriters (66 percent) who took the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,474 - $89,798
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MEDIAN: $60,607
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$14.73 - $68.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,474 - $89,798  
   
Bonus
$783 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$8,100  
Total Pay (?
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$39,543 - $101,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $68.51  
   
Overtime
$30.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$783 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,100  
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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$39,543 - $101,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,344

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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Copywriters, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 65 percent above the national average. Experienced Copywriters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 2 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston.

Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

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

Branding
up arrow 18%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 6%

Advertising
up arrow 4%

Blogging
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Email Marketing
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
0%

National Average
$61,000

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Web Content Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%

Proofreading
up arrow 10%

Technical Writing
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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