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.

$42,587 - $91,038
$43K
$68K
$91K
MEDIAN: $68,142
10%
50%
90%

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$19.49 - $37.95
$27
MEDIAN: $27.38
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,587 - $91,038  
   
Bonus
$983 - $13,000  
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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$41,674 - $95,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$27.38  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$983 - $13,000  
   
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).
)
$41,674 - $95,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,542

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Key Stats for Senior Writer

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Writer Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

National Average
$69,000

▼4%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Senior Writer Salaries


Proposal Writing
▲4%


Content Management
▼0%

National Average
$69,000

Project Management
▼2%

▼3%

▼4%


▼7%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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