$48,683
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

$2,000
A Writer earns an average salary of $48,474 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are writing and Research Analysis. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$30,504 - $84,413
$31K
$49K
$84K
MEDIAN: $48,683
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90%

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$10.39 - $51.44
$10
$20
$51
MEDIAN: $20.24
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$0$97K
Salary $30,504 - $84,413
Bonus $325 - $8,500
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$28,050 - $97,459
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 683
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $10.39 - $51.44
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $9.86 - $41.74
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $325 - $8,500
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$28,050 - $97,459
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 363

Job Description for Writer

Writers are typically responsible for providing written content for companies in the form of articles, blog posts, manuscripts, website text, and other creative content. Writers work under executive or senior editors, as well as with creative directors or producers. They occasionally interact directly with the clients. Writers may also be expected to perform administrative tasks such as taking minutes and writing notes and emails for supervisors. They may also be asked to review content for publication. Writers typically work in an office setting with a small team or write and submit their work from home. For this reason, the working hours for a writer may vary; writers may work full time, part time, or by commission. Likewise, a writer's payment may also vary depending on the amount of traffic the writer is able to generate for the company. Additionally, some writers may have to work without payment at first in order to build a list of references or a competitive resume.

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Writer Tasks

  • Create and develop editorial written works, such as newsletters and company magazine articles for external and internal communications.
  • Confer with management to discuss changes or revisions to written material.
  • Revise written material to meet personal standards and to satisfy needs of clients, directors, or company.

Common Career Paths for Writer


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Popular Skills for Writer

Pay by Experience Level for Writer

Pay by Experience for a Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 266 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 157 salaries. An experienced Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 145 salaries. A Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 79 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,152

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Key Stats for Writer

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Writer Salaries

▲34%

▲19%

▲4%

National Average
$48,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Writer Salaries

writing
▲50%

Research Analysis
▲19%

▼0%

National Average
$48,000


▼4%




Web Content Management
▼11%


Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▼26%

Blogging
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 39%