Average Senior Writer Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Writer is $71,431.
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$44k - $99k
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$1k - $7k
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$44k - $102k

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Job Description for Senior Writer

Senior Writer Tasks
  • Research, integrate information about, and understand complex topics.
  • Edit documents and ensure fit to standards and specifications.
  • Distill information into clear, concise summaries and presentations.
  • Write documents according to specifications, ensuring audience fit.

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Popular Skills for Senior Writer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Writer

An early career Senior Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,890 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Senior Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,777 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Senior Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,369 based on 127 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,405.
Employees with Senior Writer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 33.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (22.9% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (12.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.9% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.9% less).

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