Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Staff Writer is $46,452
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Staff Writers?
An early career Staff Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,500 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Staff Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,132 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Staff Writer with 10-19 …Read more
What Do Staff Writers Do?
Staff writers are usually hired by organizations that create some form of written media for customers or consumers. Typically, media outlets that report news in some field (such as technology, sports, and health care) employ one or more staff writers. Regular news outlets and magazines also often refer to reporters and story creators as staff writers as well.
Typically, a staff writer writes and formats assignments according to protocols established by their employer. For some staff writers on …Read more
- Write informative, professional material for print or online media sources.
- Use word processing programs and content management systems to curate material.
- Adhere to strict deadlines and produce quality content quickly.
- Perform journalistic research and conduct interviews as needed.