Entry-Level Content Writer Salary

Entry-Level Content Writers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Content Writers. Female Entry-Level Content Writers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,229 - $59,865
$29K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,191
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$11.20 - $25.49
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$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.45
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$0$59K
Salary $29,229 - $59,865
Bonus $493.16 - $15,417
Profit Sharing $2,400
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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$25,711 - $59,677
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 461
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $11.20 - $25.49
Hourly Tips $0.56
Overtime $17.83 - $45.00
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $493.16 - $15,417
Commission $9,826
Profit Sharing $2,400
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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$25,711 - $59,677
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 236

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Content Writer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,486

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Content Writers, 35 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Content Writers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). Entry-Level Content Writers in Orlando make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Atlanta and 10 percent less in Boston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Content Writer

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Content Writer Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲15%

Content Management
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

▼2%

▼2%


Online Research
▼3%





Blogging
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 27%
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