Junior Copywriter Salary

The average pay for a Junior Copywriter is $40,479 per year. A skill in Advertising is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$31,304 - $51,733
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,478
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$11.78 - $23.46
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$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,304 - $51,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,233 - $51,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $23.46  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $36.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,233 - $51,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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

  • Write original copy and edit existing copy and proofread all copy deliverables for quality.
  • Ensure adherence to and consistency in copy standards and style.
  • Research brands and products to write copy that is accurate, on-target and "brand-right".
  • 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.

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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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Experience Affects Junior Copywriter Salaries


National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Junior Copywriter Salaries

Advertising
up arrow 14%

Editing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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