Salary for Copy Writers

Also known as:  Advertising Copy Writer, Advertising Copywriter, Author, Biographer, Copy Writer, Copywriter, Lyricist, Novelist, Playwright, Poet

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The role of copy writers is to create original content for marketing, promotions and advertising purposes. These professionals vary writing style and content based on the target populations to which they are advertising. They may edit and rewrite copy several times until it meets client approval, and may discuss product features with marketing, sales and promotional professionals to determine what content should be included in the copy that they produce. Most individuals employed as copy writers have Bachelor's degrees in English, Communications or related fields.

A Copy Writer can get a pay level of between 48000 to 72000 based on experience. Copy Writers can expect a compensation of Sixty Five Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per year.

Copy Writers have the highest pay levels in California, where they can get pay levels, on average, of close to $87600. These people can expect the most salary in Public Administration, where they receive salary pay of $92870.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.15 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Copy Writers tend to make the most in the following industries
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $92,870
Public Administration $72,420
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $70,320
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $66,340
Manufacturing $64,990
Information $63,270
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $43,580
Retail Trade $44,410
Health Care and Social Assistance $53,600
Educational Services $57,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,110
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $58,730
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