Average Copywriter Salary in South Africa

R183,599
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R17,000
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The average salary for a Copywriter in South Africa is R183,599.
10%
R101k
MEDIAN
R184k
90%
R335k
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R101k - R335k
Bonus
R3k - R53k
Total Pay
R101k - R546k

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Job Description for Copywriter

Copywriter Tasks
  • 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

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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 337 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Early Career
65.6%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
8.6%

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