Senior Writer Salary (United States)

A Senior Writer earns an average salary of $70,766 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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$48,487 - $105,299
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MEDIAN: $70,765
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National Salary Data

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$48,487 - $105,299  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,398  
Total Pay (?
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$45,366 - $108,396  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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 42%
San Francisco
up arrow 31%
Washington
up arrow 12%
National Average
$71,000
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Experience Affects Senior Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Late-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$71,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Senior Writer Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 6%
Editing
up arrow 2%
Technical Writing
0%
National Average
$71,000
writing
up arrow 12%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%
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