Average Entry-Level Copywriter Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Copywriter is $40,228.
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$30k - $55k
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$500 - $3k
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$28k - $55k

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Job Description for Copywriter

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.

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Popular Skills for Copywriter

Skills in Copywriting and Proofreading are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Content Management, Marketing Communications and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Copywriter

An early career Copywriter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,299 based on 1,854 salaries. A mid-career Copywriter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,242 based on 876 salaries. An experienced Copywriter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,637 based on 299 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,420.
Employees with Copywriter in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 22.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (16.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.7% less) and Irvine, California (2.5% less).

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