The average pay for an Entry-Level Copywriter is $40,547 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Entry-Level Copywriter Total Pay (?
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$29,678 - $59,882
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,546
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Entry-Level Copywriter Total Pay (?
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$10.02 - $30.98
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,678 - $59,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,977  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,027  
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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$26,789 - $61,646  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,648
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $30.98  
   
Overtime
$15.73 - $39.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,977  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,027  
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).
)
$26,789 - $61,646  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,648
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$40,000
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Copywriter Salaries

Marketing Communications
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Adobe InDesign
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Copywriting
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National Average
$40,000
Editing
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Microsoft Office
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Technical Writing
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HTML
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Microsoft Word
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Social Media Marketing
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Proofreading
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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Adobe Photoshop
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Gender
Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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