Average Content Writer Salary

$45,870
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,013
Bonus
$1,850
Commission
$1,800
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Content Writer is $45,870.
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$32k
MEDIAN
$46k
90%
$71k
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$32k - $71k
Bonus
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What Do Content Writers Do?

Content Writer Tasks
  • Write, edit and publish content for the web, mailings, and other formats.
  • Monitor and adjust content to fit with brand guidelines.
  • Adhere to and adjust the content calendar to reflect strategy and availability.
  • Translate business objectives and strategy into compelling written content for specific audiences.

Job Satisfaction for Content Writer

3.7 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Content Writer

The top respondents for the job title Content Writer are from the companies Brafton, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Clark Associates. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $138,750. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $56,463. Clark Associates pays the lowest at around $30,968. Brafton also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $37,580.

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What Are Popular Skills for Content Writers?

Skills in Editing and Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Content Management and Copywriting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Content Writers?

An entry-level Content Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,696 based on 137 salaries. An early career Content Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,567 based on 1,069 salaries. A mid-career Content Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,028 based on 356 salaries. An experienced Content Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,101 based on 178 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,661.
Employees with Content Writer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (19.2% more) and New York, New York (18.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (11.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,832 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.5%
Early Career
58.4%
Mid Career
19.4%
Experienced
9.7%
Late Career
5.0%