$46,506
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,537

Profit Sharing

$1,762

Commission

$9,433

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

$32,450 - $66,082
$32K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,506
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50%
90%

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$11.62 - $32.38
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $17.94
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$0$66K
Salary $32,450 - $66,082
Bonus $305 - $5,128
Profit Sharing $258 - $6,040
Commission $9,433
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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$30,507 - $66,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,032
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.62 - $32.38
Overtime $17.14 - $36.94
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $305 - $5,128
Commission $9,433
Profit Sharing $258 - $6,040
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).
)
$30,507 - $66,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 597

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: $44,969

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
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 422 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
17%

Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

▲4%

▲2%


National Average
$45,000

Strategic Marketing
▼1%

Copywriting
▼4%

Marketing Communications
▼4%



▼8%


▼9%

▼10%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 422 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%