Content Writer Salary

A Content Writer earns an average salary of $42,042 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Proofreading and Research Analysis. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$30,078 - $70,772
$30K
$43K
$71K
MEDIAN: $42,557
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50%
90%

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$11.72 - $35.98
$12
$17
$36
MEDIAN: $17.21
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$0$72K
Salary $30,078 - $70,772
Bonus $520 - $15,417
Profit Sharing $2,442
Commission $9,826
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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$27,343 - $72,482
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 603
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $11.72 - $35.98
Hourly Tips $0.56
Overtime $18.46 - $41.12
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $520 - $15,417
Commission $9,826
Profit Sharing $2,442
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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$27,343 - $72,482
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 299

Job Description for Content Writer

Content writers are responsible for the creation, writing, and editing of many types of content. They work for a variety of industries, such as marketing or technical fields. The typical task assigned to content writers is to take a topic and follow a series of steps to produce accurate, relevant, and well-written content. These steps include researching and analyzing the issue to generate ideas and obtain relevant facts; writing and collaborating with other writers to produce a draft; and revising, editing, and proofreading the content to ensure quality. They are required to produce a wide variety of material in some cases, which may include ads, emails, websites, blog entries, papers, articles, or social media postings.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Content Writer


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Popular Skills for Content Writer

Pay by Experience Level for Content Writer

Pay by Experience for a Content Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Content Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 637 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Content Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 212 salaries. An experienced Content Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 105 salaries. A Content Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,999

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Content Writer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Content Writer?

Content Writer in San Francisco:
"It's awesome!"
Pros: I like always having something new to learn and create.
Cons: Menial tasks (data entry, creating cookie cutter responses)

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Key Stats for Content Writer

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries

▲46%

▲34%

▲25%

National Average
$41,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Proofreading
▲30%

Research Analysis
▲29%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲8%



writing
▲2%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Web Content Management
▼1%

Proposal Writing
▼1%





Blogging
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 28%