Average Copywriter Salary

$51,480
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,478
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$1,685
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Copywriter is $51,480.
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$37k
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$51k
90%
$74k
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Bonus
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What Do Copywriters Do?

Copywriter Tasks
  • Research, write, edit, and proof all levels of copy including headlines and body copy, for all online, offline, external and internal needs.
  • Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.
  • Understand the goal, audience, and message of a campaign and create copy to suit.

Job Satisfaction for Copywriter

3.6 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Copywriter

The top respondents for the job title Copywriter are from the companies Havas, DCC Marketing and Momentum. Reported salaries are highest at Epsilon where the average pay is $64,750. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wayfair, LLC and The Home Depot Inc., earning around $58,190 and $57,000, respectively. Imaginal Marketing Group pays the lowest at around $30,339. DCC Marketing and Momentum also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $41,000 and $49,500, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Copywriters?

Skills in Copywriting, Marketing Communications and Advertising are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing and Editing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Copywriters?

An entry-level Copywriter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,488 based on 117 salaries. An early career Copywriter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,659 based on 1,645 salaries. A mid-career Copywriter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,978 based on 807 salaries. An experienced Copywriter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,313 based on 269 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,827.
Employees with Copywriter in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 39.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (18.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (7.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,931 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Early Career
56.1%
Mid Career
27.5%
Experienced
9.2%
Late Career
3.2%