How much does a Copywriter I make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Copywriter I in the United States is $25 as of November 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $23 and $28. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Copywriter I

Copywriter I writes, proofreads and edits copy brochures, print and other documents. Also manages written material to format properly with the web design. Being a Copywriter I may assist in estimating production costs, overseeing work done by external suppliers, and preparing the marketing program. May require a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Copywriter I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Copywriter I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Copywriter I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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TEGNA Inc. operates as a media company in the United States. The company operates television stations and radio stations that deliver television programming and digital content. It offers content and information to consumers across various platforms. The company also provides solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Mar... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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Skills associated with Copywriter I: Content Creation, Copywriting

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