Freelance Copywriter Salary in the United States

How much does a Freelance Copywriter make in the United States? The average Freelance Copywriter salary in the United States is $50,144 as of May 31, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $45,296 and $56,451. Salary ranges 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Freelance Copywriter?

Copywriting is the act of writing text for the purpose of advertising or other forms of marketing. The product, called copy, is written content that aims to increase brand awareness and ultimately persuade a person or group to take a particular action. Copywriters help create billboards, brochures, catalogs, jingle lyrics, magazine and newspaper advertisements, sales letters and other direct mail, scripts for television or radio commercials, taglines, white papers, social media posts, and other marketing communications....

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Freelance Copywriter in United States. The base salary for Freelance Copywriter ranges from $45,296 to $56,451 with the average base salary of $50,144. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $45,560 to $57,913 with the average total cash compensation of $50,767.

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Job Openings for Freelance Copywriter
Circa Interactive - San Diego , CA
The candidate should possess a foundational knowledge of copywriting, a passion for tight and accurate copy, an ability to work with freelance writers, a passion to work collaboratively with a design ...
ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago
Creative Circle, LLC - Richmond , VA
Position Copywriter - Richmond, VA Location Richmond, VA Status Freelance Contract Estimated Duration Months Starts End of June Rate Up to 40HR DOE Job Description Our client in Richmond, VA is ...
Dice.com - 2 days ago
Syndicatebleu - Santa Monica , CA
If you have experience as a Copywriter and want to work for a renowned company with a relaxed and ... This is an onsite, freelance opportunity. About the Job: * Take complex information and simplify ...
ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago
Salt River Project - Phoenix , Arizona
Collaborate with other copywriters and content strategists to ensure a consistent voice across ... Manage translation / trans-creation external partners (contractors, freelancers) and workflows to ...
Energy Central - 2 days ago
A.I. Assist - New York , NY
Email Sales Copywriter: Email Sales Copy Specialist Job Brief: We are looking for a creative ... Freelance Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour Company Description A.I. Assist is powered by Conversica.
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
Team Rubicon - Los Angeles , CA
Lead junior copywriter and manage freelance contractors towards development of kickass copy * Provide support with copyediting and proofreading and editorial choices * Collaborate with a multi ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago