$46,724
Avg. Salary
$17.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,537

Bonus

$1,375

Profit Sharing

$9,433

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Copywriter is $17.99 per hour.

The average pay for a Copywriter is $46,724 per year.

$11.73
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$17.99
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$33.36
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MEDIAN $17.99
$33k
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$47k
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$66k
90%
MEDIAN $46,724
$32,856 - $66,449
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$0$67K
Salary $32,856 - $66,449
Bonus $307 - $5,140
Profit Sharing $258 - $5,817
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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$30,598 - $67,143
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,037
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.73 - $33.36
Overtime $17.11 - $36.99
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $307 - $5,140
Commission $9,433
Profit Sharing $258 - $5,817
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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$30,598 - $67,143
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 602

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: $45,153

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

Copywriter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Copywriter?

Copywriter in Chattanooga:
"Under-appreciated."
Pros: Some days I truly enjoy working as a copywriter. There are moments where I write a phrase or even think of the perfect word and it's a really great feeling. Especially when the client praises the work.
Cons: When the designer gets all the glory or the client rips everything to shreds.

Copywriter in Boulder:
"A laid-back, casual city."
Pros: Since it's a small city, commute times are low. It's super easy to walk or bike to work. Lunch runs and walks are normal, as are jeans in the office.
Cons: A lack of driven professionals.

Copywriter in Saint Charles:
"Work Experience."
Pros: I like the freedom it allows me. Assignments come from my boss and while we discuss the general direction in which we want the copy to go I ultimately have total freedom with my writing. He will edit as he sees fit, but ultimately I am the voice of the company and all our clients.
Cons: I have very little experience being around a professional copywriter. My boss is very smart and certainly knows the business he's in extremely well, but he is not a copywriter. I wish I had more professionals in my field to learn from.

Copywriter in Springboro:
Pros: My own office and privacy. Only person that has my job.
Cons: Too much work. Only person that has my job. Too much of the same all the time. Redundant. Mind isn't being challenged. Boss dumbs down my descriptions and changes them. Cannot take pride in my work.

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 San Mateo:
"Writer for Hire."
Pros: If you work at a smaller company or startup, sometimes you get a nice amount of creative license, especially if the brand is still under development. You get to help set the tone of the brand and sometimes write about things that interest you. Since more and more e-commerce companies are trying to offer their shoppers interesting content, you get to go beyond straightforward product copy, which tends to be drier.
Cons: As a writer for hire for an e-commerce company, you can expect to shill products you don't necessarily believe in. Writers are also generally undervalued at companies, in terms not just of compensation but of perceived importance to the company. Many people will think your job is easy and/or not time-consuming, but of course they're wrong.

Copywriter in Minneapolis:
"Concept. Write. Repeat."
Pros: Writing headlines, concepting campaigns and creating new, original ideas.
Cons: There can be unfulfilling and/or boring work sometimes.

Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 446 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
17%

Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$45,000


Strategic Marketing
▼2%

Copywriting
▼4%

Marketing Communications
▼4%



▼8%


▼9%

▼10%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 446 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 19%