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Senior Writer Salary

A Senior Writer earns an average salary of $67,671 per year. A skill in Proposal Writing is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$49,102 - $102,245
(Median)
$49K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,671
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50%
90%

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$12.16 - $57.21
(Median)
$12
$20
$57
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,102 - $102,245  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $19,392  
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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$45,681 - $105,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $57.21  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $19,392  
   
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).
)
$45,681 - $105,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Senior Writer

A senior writer works for any entity that produces publications, such as magazines, newspapers, or blogs. The senior writer may also work for a company or organization in order to create things such as press releases, correspondence, and advertisements.

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Senior Writer Tasks

  • 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Senior Writer Salaries



National Average
$68,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Senior Writer Salaries

Proposal Writing
up arrow 29%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$68,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 4%

writing
up arrow 6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%
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