Average Entry-Level Content Writer Salary

$35,989
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,017
Bonus
$1,700
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Content Writer is $35,989.
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$27k
10%
$36k
50%
$48k
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MEDIAN $35,989
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Salary
$27k - $48k
Bonus
$115 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$24k - $48k

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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.

Career Paths

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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 that pay less than market rate include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Technical Writing, Web Content Management, Copywriting and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Content Writer

An early career Content Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) 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.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Content Writer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 10.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dayton, Ohio (30.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,679 survey responses.
Early Career
63.9%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
10.8%
Late Career
4.8%