Staff Writer Salary (United States)

A Staff Writer earns an average salary of $38,800 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Blogging is associated with high pay for this job.
Staff Writer Total Pay (?
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$24,988 - $60,215
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MEDIAN: $38,800
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Staff Writer Total Pay (?
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$9.34 - $23.48
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,988 - $60,215  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$23,193 - $59,519  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $23.48  
   
Overtime
$14.59 - $36.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
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).
)
$23,193 - $59,519  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 33%
New York
up arrow 24%
San Diego
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National Average
$36,000
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Experience Affects Staff Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%
Experienced
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Staff Writer Salaries

Blogging
up arrow 19%
Online Research
up arrow 5%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$36,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
Editing
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 61 votes.
Gender
Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 22%
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