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Copywriter Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Pay for Copywriters in Chicago, Ill. sits in the ballpark of $46K annually. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Men make up a slight majority of Copywriters in Chicago (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,666 - $66,519
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,170
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$10.07 - $85.00
(Median)
$10
$27
$85
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,666 - $66,519  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
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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$30,873 - $69,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate 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$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $85.00  
   
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 - $5,117  
   
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).
)
$30,873 - $69,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Experience Affects Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 15%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 15%

Advertising
up arrow 13%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 7%

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Proofreading
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%