Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Copywriters in Chicago, Ill. take home an average $50K annually. Male Copywriters in Chicago are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,058 - $66,277
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$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,852
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$10.21 - $40.13
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$40,058 - $66,277  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$38,385 - $70,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $40.13  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$38,385 - $70,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
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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Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Copywriter Salaries

Experienced
▲42%

▲15%

National Average
$50,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

Marketing Communications
▲20%

Adobe InDesign
▲14%

Technical Writing
▲10%

Proofreading
▲10%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▲9%

Adobe Photoshop
▲7%

Branding
▲5%

Advertising
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Social Media Marketing
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼8%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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