Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average Chicago Copywriter earns approximately $48K annually. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Chicago Copywriters making up 58 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although just over one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,373 - $66,290
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,912
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90%

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$10.17 - $85.00
(Median)
$10
$29
$85
MEDIAN: $29.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,373 - $66,290  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
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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$30,659 - $69,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $85.00  
   
Overtime
$19.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
   
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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$30,659 - $69,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Experience Affects Copywriter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 15%

Technical Writing
up arrow 12%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 12%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%

Advertising
up arrow 10%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Proofreading
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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