Junior Copywriter Salary

The average pay for a Junior Copywriter is $40,028 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Marketing and Advertising. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$30,490 - $51,480
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$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $40,028
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$12.16 - $21.82
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MEDIAN: $15.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,490 - $51,480  
   
Bonus
$1,900  
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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$29,123 - $51,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $21.82  
   
Overtime
$27.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,900  
   
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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$29,123 - $51,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Junior Copywriter

A junior copywriter is an entry-level position which works underneath a senior copywriter. Although their responsibilities may vary greatly from company to company, they must always provide excellent customer service to their companies' clients. They should be able to listen to clients' ideas and transfer them to paper in order to bring their visions to life; as such, junior copywriters should have vivid imaginations and be able to brainstorm for a wide array of needs.

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Junior Copywriter Tasks

  • Work with Creative Director, Art Director and other copy writers to develop creative copy for advertising campaigns.
  • Ensure copy serves purpose of selling client's product/service/image according to strategic creative plan.
  • Research brands and products to write copy that is accurate, on-target and "brand-right".
  • Write original copy and edit existing copy and proofread all copy deliverables for quality.
  • Ensure adherence to and consistency in copy standards and style.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,597

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Junior Copywriter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Junior Copywriter?

Junior Copywriter in Kansas City:
"Create opportunities occasionally."
Pros: Possibility for creative thinking. A nice team atmosphere. Allowed to wear casual clothes.
Cons: A lot of last minute urgent jobs with tight deadlines. Some monotonous work. Poor communication causes confusion and often we have too little to do during work hours and then are given work in the weekend because of poor time management by superiors.

Junior Copywriter in St. Louis:
"Stress Level."
Pros: I'm able to put personality into what I write, I mostly write about interesting topics that educates the public, I can think creatively.
Cons: I sometimes don't agree with the content I'm writing about. I would like to take on more responsibilities.

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Key Stats for Junior Copywriter

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Junior Copywriter Salaries

▼0%

National Average
$40,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Junior Copywriter Salaries

Strategic Marketing
▲24%

Advertising
▲16%

Editing
▲5%

Marketing Communications
▲1%

National Average
$40,000

▼1%

▼1%

Social Media Marketing
▼6%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 22%