Copywriter Salaries

Updated Sept 28, 2023
US$67,271 /yr
Average Base Pay

9,384 salaries

Additional Cash Compensation
AverageUS$3,503RangeUS$2,032 - US$6,411
The average salary for Copywriter is US$67,271 per year in the United States. The average additional cash compensation for a Copywriter in the United States is US$3,503, with a range from US$2,628 - US$4,905. Salaries estimates are based on 9384 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Copywriter employees in United States.

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US$67,271 /yr
Copywriter
US$92,741 /yr
Senior Copywriter
US$76,191 /yr
Lead Copywriter
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Job TitleSalary
CopywriterUS$67,271 /yr
Senior CopywriterUS$92,741 /yr
Lead CopywriterUS$76,191 /yr

What are some related job titles for a Copywriter?

Content Writer

US$54,795

per year

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Copy Writer

US$63,644

per year

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Marketing Copywriter

US$68,199

per year

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Junior Copywriter

US$55,661

per year

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What is the salary trajectory for a Copywriter?

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US$67,271 /yr
Copywriter
US$92,741 /yr
Senior Copywriter
US$76,191 /yr
Lead Copywriter
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What is the salary trajectory for a Copywriter?

Job TitleSalary
CopywriterUS$67,271 /yr
Senior CopywriterUS$92,741 /yr
Lead CopywriterUS$76,191 /yr

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Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Copywriter

US$59,034

 /yr
Range: US$40K - US$87K
94 salaries
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US$40K

US$87K

US$40,018 - US$87,087 Range

The RealReal
2.7

The RealReal

Copywriter - Hourly

US$27

 /hr
Range: US$18 - US$41
84 salaries
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US$18

US$41

US$18 - US$41 Range

Zulily
2.6

Zulily

Copywriter

US$64,331

 /yr
Range: US$43K - US$97K
67 salaries
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US$43K

US$97K

US$42,730 - US$96,853 Range

FCB Global
3.8

FCB Global

Copywriter

US$59,933

 /yr
Range: US$42K - US$86K
65 salaries
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US$42K

US$86K

US$41,942 - US$85,639 Range

Macy's
3.4

Macy's

Copywriter

US$58,881

 /yr
Range: US$37K - US$93K
57 salaries
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US$37K

US$93K

US$37,129 - US$93,375 Range

Basis
3.8

Basis

Copywriter

US$54,670

 /yr
Range: US$33K - US$91K
52 salaries
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US$33K

US$91K

US$32,991 - US$90,595 Range

4.4

SelfEmployed.com

Copywriter

US$60,820

 /yr
Range: US$39K - US$96K
51 salaries
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US$39K

US$96K

US$38,588 - US$95,862 Range

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Ogilvy
3.8

Ogilvy

Copywriter

US$63,683

 /yr
Range: US$45K - US$90K
50 salaries
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US$45K

US$90K

US$45,235 - US$89,656 Range

Digitas
3.8

Digitas

Copywriter

US$64,221

 /yr
Range: US$45K - US$92K
46 salaries
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US$45K

US$92K

US$44,775 - US$92,113 Range

CopyPress
3.9

CopyPress

Copywriter

US$54,852

 /yr
Range: US$36K - US$83K
44 salaries
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US$36K

US$83K

US$36,110 - US$83,321 Range

Saatchi & Saatchi Group
4

Saatchi & Saatchi Group

Copywriter

US$62,187

 /yr
Range: US$40K - US$96K
38 salaries
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US$40K

US$96K

US$40,373 - US$95,788 Range

Grey Group
3.6

Grey Group

Copywriter

US$63,289

 /yr
Range: US$45K - US$88K
37 salaries
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US$45K

US$88K

US$45,292 - US$88,439 Range

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
3.6

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Copywriter

US$58,961

 /yr
Range: US$40K - US$87K
37 salaries
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US$40K

US$87K

US$39,846 - US$87,246 Range

Leo Burnett
3.7

Leo Burnett

Copywriter

US$62,646

 /yr
Range: US$44K - US$89K
33 salaries
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US$44K

US$89K

US$44,319 - US$88,552 Range

Wayfair
3.1

Wayfair

Copywriter

US$67,692

 /yr
Range: US$45K - US$103K
33 salaries
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US$45K

US$103K

US$44,602 - US$103,422 Range

McCann Worldgroup
3.7

McCann Worldgroup

Copywriter

US$62,002

 /yr
Range: US$43K - US$89K
32 salaries
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US$43K

US$89K

US$43,048 - US$89,302 Range

Drive Social Media
3.6

Drive Social Media

Copywriter

US$51,732

 /yr
Range: US$35K - US$76K
30 salaries
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US$35K

US$76K

US$35,165 - US$76,105 Range

VaynerMedia
3.5

VaynerMedia

Copywriter

US$70,267

 /yr
Range: US$47K - US$105K
30 salaries
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US$47K

US$105K

US$47,199 - US$104,608 Range

RPA
4.3

RPA

Copywriter

US$60,333

 /yr
Range: US$39K - US$92K
29 salaries
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US$39K

US$92K

US$39,363 - US$92,475 Range

MRM
3.8

MRM

Copywriter

US$61,905

 /yr
Range: US$43K - US$90K
29 salaries
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US$43K

US$90K

US$42,617 - US$89,924 Range

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Copywriter Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Copywriter salaries - 94 salaries reportedUS$59,034/yr
Copywriter salaries - 84 salaries reportedUS$27/hr
Copywriter salaries - 67 salaries reportedUS$64,331/yr
Copywriter salaries - 65 salaries reportedUS$59,933/yr
Copywriter salaries - 57 salaries reportedUS$58,881/yr
Copywriter salaries - 52 salaries reportedUS$54,670/yr
Copywriter salaries - 51 salaries reportedUS$60,820/yr
Copywriter salaries - 50 salaries reportedUS$63,683/yr
Copywriter salaries - 46 salaries reportedUS$64,221/yr
Copywriter salaries - 44 salaries reportedUS$54,852/yr
Copywriter salaries - 38 salaries reportedUS$62,187/yr
Copywriter salaries - 37 salaries reportedUS$63,289/yr
Copywriter salaries - 37 salaries reportedUS$58,961/yr
Copywriter salaries - 33 salaries reportedUS$62,646/yr
Copywriter salaries - 33 salaries reportedUS$67,692/yr
Copywriter salaries - 32 salaries reportedUS$62,002/yr
Copywriter salaries - 30 salaries reportedUS$51,732/yr
Copywriter salaries - 30 salaries reportedUS$70,267/yr
Copywriter salaries - 29 salaries reportedUS$60,333/yr
Copywriter salaries - 29 salaries reportedUS$61,905/yr
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US$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Copywriter with 10 to 14 years of experience

US$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Copywriter with 4 to 6 years of experience

US$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Copywriter with 4 to 6 years of experience

US$62,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash BonusUS$6,000/yr

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US$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Copywriter with 1 to 3 years of experience

US$55,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Copywriter with 1 to 3 years of experience

US$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Copywriter with 4 to 6 years of experience

US$52,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Copywriter with 1 to 3 years of experience

US$42,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Marketing Copywriter with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Copywriter salaries

The average salary for a Copywriter is US$67,271 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 9384 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Copywriter employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Copywriter in United States is US$85,123 per year.

The lowest salary for a Copywriter in United States is US$53,319 per year.

Copywriters earn similar pay to technical writers, journalists and marketing communication specialists. Extensive work experience, a strong writing sample or a portfolio of past work can help an applicant to command higher pay. Successful copywriters can move into positions as editors, or make additional income from blogging outside their normal working hours.

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On Glassdoor, 66% of copywriters describe their current salaries as satisfactory. The role offers professionals a high degree of flexibility, an excellent work/life balance, and up to $3,503.47 in additional annual income, which all may help qualify a copywriter's salary as fulfilling overall.

Salary as a copywriter ranges between $43,271.11 and $105,015.78, with an average of $63,768.00, according to the average copywriter career path. Selecting a niche, building a solid portfolio, gaining experience and in-demand skills, and creating and marketing your brand boost income over time. If you progress to a senior copywriter role, your earning potential reaches a higher maximum.

Since copywriting offers career freedom, earn more from your role through work in the freelance, remote, contract, or part-time markets. It's possible to work a full-time job during the week and build your portfolio on the weekends, for instance, and your salary as a copywriter depends on what's inside. Build job-specific skills in writing, editing, attention to detail, content management, and creativity, then gain as much experience as you can. Continue to develop new skills to set yourself apart from peers, and show them off in your portfolio. Networking and building a brand help spread the word about your talents and score you a higher salary as a copywriter.

Score the salary you deserve in your copywriter role by gaining experience in your preferred niche and building a quality portfolio. The most lucrative markets are finance, travel, food and wine, self-improvement, health care, and tech. The more you demonstrate solid work in your subject area, the more your earning potential increases. Along with experience, your portfolio is your best negotiating tool. Use it to demonstrate what you bring to the table, comparing yourself to others in the field. How much does a comparable copywriter make, and how do you measure up? Reveal what you can do that they cannot, and ask for a precise figure in the 10-20% range.

About 66.15% of Copywriter professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional $3,503 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Copywriter in United States as a good salary.

Copywriter professionals in United States have a wide total pay range, between $43,271 and $105,016 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of $67,271 following the average career path of a Copywriter.

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