The average salary for a Copywriter is AU$55,219 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Advertising and Web Content Management. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$41,480 - AU$82,434
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AU$55K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$55,290
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50%
90%
AU$20.13 - AU$75.50
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AU$76
MEDIAN: AU$30.34
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AU$0AU$95K
Salary AU$41,480 - AU$82,434
Bonus AU$4,000
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AU$41,697 - AU$95,643
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data AU$0AU$79
Hourly Rate AU$20.13 - AU$75.50
Overtime AU$80.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$95K
Bonus AU$4,000
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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AU$41,697 - AU$95,643
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

Job Description for Copywriter

A copywriter works mainly in advertising, writing persuasive ads and handouts for numerous companies. Also called a “creative content provider,” a copywriter needs to be able to capture the intended audience’s attention in a few words and sometimes an image or two. The ability to deliver a powerful message through a few select words and images is a must.

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Copywriter Tasks

  • Research, write, edit, and proof all levels of copy including headlines and body copy, for all online, offline, external and internal needs.
  • Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.
  • Understand the goal, audience, and message of a campaign and create copy to suit.

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Popular Skills for Copywriter

Pay by Experience Level for Copywriter

Pay by Experience for a Copywriter has a positive trend. An entry-level Copywriter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 195 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Copywriter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$70,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Copywriter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$72,000 based on 32 salaries. A Copywriter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$60,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$56,134

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Copywriter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Copywriter?

Copywriter in Melbourne:
"Tundra."
Pros: Writing everyday, work with a great team, little overtime, nice office.
Cons: Lack of goals or direction, sometimes lack of variation.

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Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Copywriter Salaries

▲29%

▲24%

▲7%

National Average
AU$56,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%