Copywriter in Chicago, Illinois Salary

An average Chicago Copywriter can expect to take home roughly $50K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Chicago Copywriters (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Copywriters in Chicago, Ill. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$41,546 - $72,719
$42K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,665
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50%
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$15.74 - $40.78
$16
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $23.96
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$0$74K
Salary $41,546 - $72,719
Bonus $503 - $2,980
Total Pay (?
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$39,957 - $74,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $15.74 - $40.78
Overtime $28.00
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $503 - $2,980
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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$39,957 - $74,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Copywriter

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Copywriter Salaries

Experienced
▲38%

▲13%

National Average
$51,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Copywriter Salaries

Marketing Communications
▲17%

Adobe InDesign
▲12%

Technical Writing
▲8%

Proofreading
▲8%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▲6%

Adobe Photoshop
▲5%

Branding
▲2%

National Average
$51,000

▼3%

Advertising
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼4%

Social Media Marketing
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 13%
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