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Average Copywriter Salary in Australia

AU$59,085
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AU$1,943
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The average salary for a Copywriter in Australia is AU$59,085.
10%
A$45k
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A$59k
90%
A$87k
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What Do Copywriters Do?

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.

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Copywriters?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Proofreading, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Communications, Editing and Copywriting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Copywriters?

An entry-level Copywriter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$47,741 based on 19 salaries. An early career Copywriter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$56,860 based on 174 salaries. A mid-career Copywriter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$72,406 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Copywriter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$90,259 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000.
Employees with Copywriter in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 12.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (16.2% less), Brisbane, Queensland (14.1% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (3.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 277 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.9%
Early Career
62.8%
Mid Career
22.4%
Experienced
6.1%
Late Career
1.8%

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