Entry-Level Writer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Writer earns an average salary of $38,699 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Writer Total Pay (?
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$26,411 - $59,357
(Median)
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59K
MEDIAN: $38,698
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Entry-Level Writer Total Pay (?
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$9.77 - $29.59
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,411 - $59,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
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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$24,139 - $59,932  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 330
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $39.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
   
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).
)
$24,139 - $59,932  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 330
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 27%
San Francisco
up arrow 23%
Seattle
up arrow 7%
National Average
$37,000
Chicago
up arrow 8%
Los Angeles
up arrow 32%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Writer Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 11%
National Average
$37,000
Editing
up arrow 1%
Copywriting
up arrow 2%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 7%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%

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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 35%
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