Average Speech Writer Salary

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The average salary for a Speech Writer is $82,371.
MEDIAN $82,371
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$56k - $140k
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$58k - $167k

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Job Description for Speech Writer

Speech Writer Tasks
  • Prepare and edit top management speeches and editorial columns for internal and external audiences.
  • Confer with management to discuss changes or revisions to material.
  • Plan speech and column arrangements or outlines, and organize material accordingly.

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Popular Skills for Speech Writer

Skills in Technical Writing and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication and Online Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Speech Writer

An early career Speech Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $74,172 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Speech Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,444 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Speech Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,550 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $135,000.

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