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Copywriter Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

Copywriters in Chicago, Ill. can expect wages of $46K per year on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men working as Chicago Copywriters who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Women make up a slight majority of Copywriters in Chicago (50 percent) survey respondents. Some workers in this field — between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$32,169 - $65,831
(Median)
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46K
52K
66K
MEDIAN: $46,242
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Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$10.18 - $83.19
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,169 - $65,831  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
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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$31,178 - $68,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $83.19  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
   
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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$31,178 - $68,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Experience Affects Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 15%
Advertising
up arrow 14%
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 14%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 13%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 7%
Copywriting
up arrow 3%
National Average
$48,000
Editing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Proofreading
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%