The average salary for a Copywriter in South Africa is R183,599.
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Job Description for Copywriter
A copywriter works mainly in advertising, writing persuasive ads and handouts for numerous companies. Also called a “creative content provider,” a copywriter needs to be able to capture the intended audience’s attention in a few words and sometimes an image or two. The ability to deliver a powerful message through a few select words and images is a must. Copywriters spend most of their time developing slogans and advertisements using the creative process. This generally involves meeting wi…Read more
- Research, write, edit, and proof all levels of copy including headlines and body copy, for all online, offline, external and internal needs.
- Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.
- Understand the goal, audience, and message of a campaign and create copy to suit.
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Popular Skills for Copywriter
Social Media Marketing
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Skills in Copywriting, Microsoft Word and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing and Editing.
Pay by Experience Level for Copywriter
An entry-level Copywriter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R123,365 based on 24 salaries. An early career Copywriter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R171,743 based on 221 salaries. A mid-career Copywriter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R244,522 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Copywriter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R348,000 based on 29 salaries.
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