A Speech Writer earns an average salary of $67,985 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$48,936 - $119,490
MEDIAN: $67,985

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$48,936 - $119,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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.


Speech Writer Tasks

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

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Experience Affects Speech Writer Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


57 %
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 8%