Copywriter Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average salary for a Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois is $45,280 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Technical Writing, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Social Media Marketing.
Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$31,313 - $66,443
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,280
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Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$10.22 - $82.41
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,313 - $66,443  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$30,705 - $69,435  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $82.41  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$30,705 - $69,435  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Experience Affects Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 19%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 18%
Advertising
up arrow 18%
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 18%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 15%
Copywriting
up arrow 8%
Editing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$46,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%
Proofreading
up arrow 10%
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Gender
Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 21%
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