Average Content Writer Salary

$44,366
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,974
Bonus
$2,250
Commission
$1,800
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Content Writer is $44,366.
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$31k
10%
$44k
50%
$69k
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MEDIAN $44,366
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United States (change)
Salary
$31k - $69k
Bonus
$391 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$194 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$29k - $70k

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Job Description for Content Writer

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.

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 International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where the average pay is $57,496. Clark Associates pays the lowest at around $30,517.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Content Writer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Content Writer
Content Manager
Content Strategist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Content Writer

Skills in 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, Editing and Copywriting.

Pay by Experience Level for Content Writer

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 $35,989 based on 169 salaries. An early career Content Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,727 based on 1,073 salaries. A mid-career Content Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,536 based on 344 salaries. An experienced Content Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,226 based on 181 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,922.
Employees with Content Writer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (22.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (18.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (9.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,848 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.1%
Early Career
58.1%
Mid Career
18.6%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
4.4%