A Writer earns an average salary of $48,492 per year. A skill in Research Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$31,102 - $82,338
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$31K
$48K
$82K
MEDIAN: $48,492
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$10.85 - $50.68
(Median)
$11
$21
$51
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$31,102 - $82,338  
   
Bonus
$490.94 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$28,778 - $95,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $50.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$10.30 - $42.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$490.94 - $12,255  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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).
)
$28,778 - $95,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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

National Average: $48,496

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Experience Affects Writer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Writer Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 19%

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

up arrow 6%





Blogging
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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