Entry-Level Copywriter Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Copywriter is $44,976 per year.

$31,777 - $65,645
$32K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,147
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50%
90%

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$11.32 - $31.40
$11
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.83
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$0$66K
Salary $31,777 - $65,645
Bonus $302 - $5,162
Profit Sharing $253 - $5,918
Commission $9,722
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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$30,284 - $66,060
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,957
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.32 - $31.40
Hourly Tips $4.38
Overtime $17.00 - $36.16
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $302 - $5,162
Commission $9,722
Profit Sharing $253 - $5,918
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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$30,284 - $66,060
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 548

Job Description for Copywriter

A copywriter works mainly in advertising, writing persuasive ads and handouts for numerous companies. Also called a “creative content provider,” a copywriter needs to be able to capture the intended audience’s attention in a few words and sometimes an image or two. The ability to deliver a powerful message through a few select words and images is a must.

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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.

Copywriter Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,639

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

Copywriter Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Copywriter in Portland:
"Slow and steady wins the race."
Start by writing thoughts and observations everyday for writing practice, read. I can't stress this enough: read.

Copywriter in Allentown:
"Get social."
Make sure to include social media and website content in your research and studies. Today, most writing positions require these skills.

Copywriter in Rock Hill:
"No room for financial growth."
Volunteer if that is what it takes to build the right experience and portfolio.

Copywriter in Tempe:
"Self-management is key."
You are responsible not only for the creation of content, but for the integrity of that content. Strategy and self-management (project management) are key to success in this position.

Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
16%

Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

▲4%

▲3%


National Average
$45,000

Strategic Marketing
▼1%

Copywriting
▼3%

Marketing Communications
▼3%



▼7%


▼8%

▼9%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%