For Copywriters in Chicago, Ill., yearly average wages total $49K annually. Men account for the majority of Chicago Copywriters who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. For the most part, Copywriters in Chicago enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,628 - $66,963
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$40K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,850
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$10.14 - $34.88
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$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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Salary
$39,628 - $66,963  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
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$38,632 - $68,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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$10.14 - $34.88  
   
Overtime
$42.25  
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Bonus
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$38,632 - $68,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Experience Affects Copywriter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 15%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 12%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 10%

Technical Writing
up arrow 7%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Copywriting
0%

National Average
$49,000

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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