Speech Writer Salary

A Speech Writer earns an average salary of $77,182 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$50,507 - $145,763
$51K
$79K
$150K
MEDIAN: $78,533
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50%
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Salary $50,507 - $145,763
Bonus $20,000
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$50,684 - $166,107
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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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
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Speech Writer Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 13%
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