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Writer Salary

A Writer earns an average salary of $46,536 per year. A skill in Blogging is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$30,418 - $78,517
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$79K
MEDIAN: $46,535
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$10.00 - $51.88
(Median)
$10
$20
$52
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,418 - $78,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $5,096  
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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$26,567 - $92,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $51.88  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $59.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $5,096  
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).
)
$26,567 - $92,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209

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Job Description for Writer

Writers are typically responsible for providing written content for companies in the form of articles, blog posts, manuscripts, website text, and other creative content. Writers work under executive or senior editors, as well as with creative directors or producers. They occasionally interact directly with the clients. Writers may also be expected to perform administrative tasks such as taking minutes and writing notes and emails for supervisors. They may also be asked to review content for publication. Writers typically work in an office setting with a small team or write and submit their work from home. For this reason, the working hours for a writer may vary; writers may work full time, part time, or by commission. Likewise, a writer's payment may also vary depending on the amount of traffic the writer is able to generate for the company. Additionally, some writers may have to work without payment at first in order to build a list of references or a competitive resume.

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Writer Tasks

  • Revise written material to meet personal standards and to satisfy needs of clients, directors, or company.
  • Confer with management to discuss changes or revisions to written material.
  • Create and develop editorial written works, such as newsletters and company magazine articles for external and internal communications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Writer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Writer Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Writer Salaries

Blogging
up arrow 14%


National Average
$46,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Copywriting
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 36%