Copywriter Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Copywriters pull down an average of $47K per year. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, about a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Copywriters in Chicago, Ill. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Copywriters in Chicago (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,099 - $66,373
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,032
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$9.91 - $85.00
(Median)
$9
$27
$85
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,099 - $66,373  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$30,100 - $70,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $85.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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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$30,100 - $70,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Experience Affects Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 13%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 12%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%

Advertising
up arrow 9%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 9%

National Average
$48,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Proofreading
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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