£23,849
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A Copywriter earns an average salary of £23,116 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Web Content Management and Marketing Communications.

£16,316 - £34,795
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MEDIAN: £23,849
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£8.08 - £40.11
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MEDIAN: £19.39
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Salary £16,316 - £34,795
Bonus £290 - £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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£16,395 - £40,283
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 462
Hourly Data £0£75
Hourly Rate £8.08 - £40.11
Overtime £75.00
Annual Data £0£40K
Bonus £290 - £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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£16,395 - £40,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

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.

Copywriter Job Listings

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 ₤22,000 based on 215 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 ₤30,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Copywriter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤32,000 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 ₤37,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £24,384

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

Copywriter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Copywriter?

Copywriter in Edinburgh:
"Working in Edinburgh."
Pros: It's a great place to live and work.
Cons: Half the pay of what you get in London. Employers ask for more skills and pay less than English companies. Scottish employers often bundle two or more career skill sets into one job title with a salary that doesn't reflect extra work and expertise.

Copywriter in Birmingham:
"Relaxed company, friendly atmosphere and support"
Pros: Friendly team No blame culture Support when needed You matter - not just a number Flexibility
Cons: Not as much pay as I'd like Lack of progression

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Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Copywriter Salaries

▲52%

▲33%

▲23%

National Average
₤24,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

Web Content Management
▲33%

Marketing Communications
▲17%

Editing
▲5%

Social Media Marketing
▲1%

National Average
₤24,000

Content Management
▼2%

▼5%




Windows Operating System General Use
▼14%

Proofreading
▼14%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 74%