Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Content Writer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$49,531 / yrTotal Pay
$46,705 / yrBase Pay
$2,825 / yrAdditional Pay

$49,531

 / yr
$31K$78K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Content Writer is $49,531 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $46,705 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,825 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

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$49,531 /yr
Content Writer
$66,656 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Content Writer

Some related job titles are Content Writer/Editor Salaries with median pay of $53,439, Content Manager Salaries with median pay of $68,404, Web Content Writer Salaries with median pay of $51,808, Content Developer Salaries with median pay of $62,619.

Top Paying Companies

For a Content Writer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Content Writer in United States. Employers include Cisco Systems, Meta and Netflix.

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Cisco Systems
$86,940/yr
6
BOLD
$73,386/yr
8
Koreaboo
$71,668/yr
10
Indeed
$69,696/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Content Writer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Content Writer in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $62,234, Real Estate with a median total pay of $57,382, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $54,931, Personal Consumer Services with a median total pay of $54,285, and Restaurants & Food Service with a median total pay of $53,563.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$62,234

    12% Higher than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$57,382

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$54,931

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Personal Consumer ServicesPersonal Consumer Services$54,285

    1% Lower than other industries

  • Restaurants & Food ServiceRestaurants & Food Service$53,563

    2% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Content Writer are Cisco Systems, Meta, and Netflix.

Cisco SystemsCisco Systems$86,940/yr
MetaMeta$83,551/yr
NetflixNetflix$81,379/yr

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Content Writer

United States of America

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$60,000

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Content Marketing Writer

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$16

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Content Writer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Content Writer is $46,705 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Content Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4510 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Content Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Content Writer in United States is $73,178 per year.

The lowest salary for a Content Writer in United States is $29,809 per year.

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