Pay for Chicago Copywriters sits in the ballpark of $50K annually. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Copywriters in Chicago (62 percent) who took the survey are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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MEDIAN: $49,852
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$10.14 - $34.88
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Salary
$40,374 - $67,717  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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$39,395 - $69,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $34.88  
   
Overtime
$42.25  
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$39,395 - $69,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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
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Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Copywriter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 14%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 10%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%

Proofreading
up arrow 6%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

Advertising
0%

National Average
$50,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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