$43,375
Avg. Salary
$17.69
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,026

Bonus

$1,965

Profit Sharing

$7,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Content Writer is $17.69 per hour.

The median Content Writer has a base pay of $43,375. Salaries generally range from $30k to $70k. The median bonus is $2,026. Skills that can affect salary include Copywriting, Editing, Marketing Communications, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Content Management, Social Media Marketing, Technical Writing, Online Research, Content Management, writing, Proposal Writing, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Proofreading, Blogging, Research Analysis.
$11.61
10%
$17.69
50%
$34.69
90%
MEDIAN $17.69
$30k
10%
$43k
50%
$70k
90%
MEDIAN $43,375
$29,995 - $70,056
$30K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,375
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90%

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$11.61 - $34.69
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$0$70K
Salary $29,995 - $70,056
Bonus $409 - $7,740
Profit Sharing $203 - $4,932
Commission $7,500
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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$27,736 - $70,913
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,219
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.61 - $34.69
Hourly Tips $0.55
Overtime $17.11 - $38.92
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $409 - $7,740
Commission $7,500
Profit Sharing $203 - $4,932
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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$27,736 - $70,913
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 578

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.

Content Writer Pay By Employer

$0$84K

Brafton
13 profiles
$34,000

Facebook Inc
3 profiles
$84,000

Common Career Paths for Content Writer


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Content Writer Job Listings

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: $41,531

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

Content Writer Reviews

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

Content Writer in Portland:
"Stuck in Limbo."
Pros: I love the city. The emerging markets (tech, ad agencies, comics) are exciting too!
Cons: Employers still pay people like we live in a small town instead of a small (and growing!) city.

Content Writer in Arizona City:
"Never been there yet."
Pros: I'm just working online.
Cons: I've never been at Arizona, my boss is from Arizona.

Content Writer in Oklahoma City:
"Great city, but little industry diversity."
Pros: The city itself is growing in exciting ways, investing in community spaces and events. Great food, active arts scene, low cost of living.
Cons: We have about two major industries in the city, so options are somewhat limited if you don't want to work in those fields.

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)

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Content Writer

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 243 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Content Writer Salaries

▲44%

▲32%

▲24%

National Average
$42,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Proofreading
▲29%

Research Analysis
▲28%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲6%



writing
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$42,000

▼1%

Web Content Management
▼2%

Proposal Writing
▼2%





Blogging
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 29%