Senior Writer Salary (United States)

A Senior Writer earns an average salary of $71,042 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Senior Writer Total Pay (?
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$48,798 - $106,027
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MEDIAN: $71,041
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National Salary Data

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$48,798 - $106,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,468  
Total Pay (?
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$45,366 - $110,415  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Job Description for Senior Writer
  • Distill information into clear, concise summaries and presentations.
  • Write documents according to specifications, ensuring audience fit.
  • Research, integrate information about, and understand complex topics.
  • Edit documents and ensure fit to standards and specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Writer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 41%
Washington
up arrow 12%
National Average
$71,000
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Experience Affects Senior Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Late-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$71,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Senior Writer Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 5%
Editing
up arrow 2%
National Average
$71,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
writing
up arrow 11%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
31%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%
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