A Senior Writer earns an average salary of $67,264 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job.

$43,476 - $92,712
(Median)
$43K
$67K
$93K
MEDIAN: $67,264
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$19.49 - $37.95
(Median)
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$31
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,476 - $92,712  
   
Bonus
$997 - $18,180  
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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$42,455 - $98,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$31.00  
   
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.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Bonus
$997 - $18,180  
   
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).
)
$42,455 - $98,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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

National Average: $67,762

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Experience Affects Senior Writer Salaries



National Average
$68,000



Skills That Affect Senior Writer Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 10%

Content Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 4%


writing
up arrow 6%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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