Senior Writer Salary

A Senior Writer earns an average salary of $68,142 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job.

$42,407 - $91,852
$42K
$68K
$92K
MEDIAN: $68,243
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50%
90%

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$14.70 - $49.32
$15
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $26.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,407 - $91,852  
   
Bonus
$990 - $12,822  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$42,275 - $96,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$38.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$990 - $12,822  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$42,275 - $96,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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

  • Research, integrate information about, and understand complex topics.
  • Edit documents and ensure fit to standards and specifications.
  • Distill information into clear, concise summaries and presentations.
  • Write documents according to specifications, ensuring audience fit.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Writer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Senior Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 76 salaries. A Senior Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,411

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Key Stats for Senior Writer

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Senior Writer Salaries

▲13%

▲9%

National Average
$68,000

▼4%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Senior Writer Salaries


Proposal Writing
▲5%


Content Management
▼0%

National Average
$68,000

Project Management
▼1%

▼3%

▼4%


▼7%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 5%
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