Speech Writer Salary

A Speech Writer earns an average salary of $76,380 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$51,500 - $140,589
$51K
$76K
$140K
MEDIAN: $76,380
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50%
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$51,500 - $169,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Speech Writer

A speech writer develops speeches for someone else to deliver. Employers often include politicians, other public figures and business executives. They must work with the individual giving the speech and/or their representatives to develop the speech topic and key points. They then craft a draft of the speech for review; revisions may be required. The speech writer must match the speaker's tone, style and philosophy in the speech; they also need to carefully consider the audience while writing the speech.

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Speech Writer Tasks

  • Prepare and edit top management speeches and editorial columns for internal and external audiences.
  • Confer with management to discuss changes or revisions to material.
  • Plan speech and column arrangements or outlines, and organize material accordingly.

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Key Stats for Speech Writer

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Speech Writer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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