Copywriter Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Average Chicago Copywriters make around $47K per year. For the most part, Copywriters in Chicago, Ill. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Copywriters in Chicago are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,099 - $66,373

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$10.17 - $85.00

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,099 - $66,373  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
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$30,522 - $70,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $85.00  
   
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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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$30,522 - $70,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Experience Affects Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$49,000


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
$49,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Proofreading
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 25%
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