Entry-Level Senior Writer Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Senior Writer is $53,210 per year.

$35,294 - $79,229
$35K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,926
10%
50%
90%

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$24.19 - $26.68
$25
MEDIAN: $25.28
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$0$81K
Salary $35,294 - $79,229
Bonus $5,804
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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$35,696 - $81,107
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $25.28
Overtime $37.50
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $5,804
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).
)
$35,696 - $81,107
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Senior Writer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Writer in Chicago:
"Writing is Extremely Competitive."
Even top newspaper journalists I know had to spend some time waiting tables or working as private tutors while freelancing. Digital is the strongest area of the market, so if you're still in college, get a double major in English and Web Development/Computer Science and minor is design and marketing. If you want to do journalism, get an undergrad in history or polyl sci {OR the subject you want to do journalism in, like science/econ] with English, minors in computer science and design, and work at the student paper. Remember, journalism is a fluff degree--it's like majoring in typing, people tell me-- so you don't want your core knowledge to be in this area. After you've done a few years of work, get a master's degree in journalism ONLY at a top-ten school. See if you can fit in the Peace Corps or military service as well as you can be lined up for top jobs. Get ready to make no money unless you're in a national role and then go back for a marketing degree later to sell your soul.

Key Stats for Senior Writer

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
46%
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Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Senior Writer Salaries

Marketing Communications
▲7%

National Average
$52,000

Editing
▼5%

Copywriting
▼5%

Media / Public Relations
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 6%
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