Updated August 18, 2021
Average Content Creator Salary
$52,000 yearly
$25.27 hourly

Entry level Salary
$37,000 yearly
$37,000
10 %
$52,000
Median
$73,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$73,000$6,083$35
75th Percentile$62,000$5,167$30
Average$52,564$4,380$25
25th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
10th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18

Average Content Creator Salary By State

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Content Creator average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$46,534$22.3728
Alaska$43,201$20.7713
Arizona$48,985$23.5572
Arkansas$35,024$16.8428
California$58,981$28.36621
Colorado$51,026$24.5388
Connecticut$61,306$29.4769
Delaware$55,856$26.8516
District of Columbia$66,849$32.1457
Florida$40,708$19.57184
Georgia$50,931$24.49149
Hawaii$48,595$23.3610
Idaho$38,660$18.5929
Illinois$52,258$25.12213
Indiana$47,651$22.9145
Iowa$43,482$20.9034
Kansas$42,260$20.3222
Kentucky$56,801$27.3124
Louisiana$37,045$17.8122
Maine$45,630$21.9411
Maryland$60,597$29.13100
Massachusetts$64,609$31.06225
Michigan$51,719$24.8684
Minnesota$56,121$26.9883
Mississippi$45,651$21.9514
Missouri$46,367$22.2956
Montana$37,833$18.1919
Nebraska$40,031$19.2532
Nevada$47,461$22.8223
New Hampshire$50,981$24.5119
New Jersey$65,109$31.30115
New Mexico$42,098$20.2414
New York$71,004$34.14355
North Carolina$51,441$24.73130
North Dakota$40,441$19.4410
Ohio$50,676$24.3685
Oklahoma$42,572$20.4719
Oregon$49,565$23.8386
Pennsylvania$57,019$27.41149
Rhode Island$53,607$25.7723
South Carolina$51,678$24.8525
South Dakota$36,199$17.4011
Tennessee$46,115$22.1767
Texas$49,783$23.93281
Utah$56,154$27.0056
Vermont$45,907$22.0716
Virginia$63,187$30.38126
Washington$69,232$33.28139
West Virginia$50,205$24.148
Wisconsin$44,368$21.3348
Wyoming$53,128$25.549

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New York, NY$71,477$34.36
Los Angeles, CA$57,197$27.50

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How much does a Content Creator make?

The average Content Creator salary is $52,564 per year, or $25.27 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $37,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $73,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Washington, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Virginia provide the highest Content Creator salaries.

Average Content Creator Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$52,600$25.27+2.1%
    2021$51,500$24.75+2.7%
    2020$50,100$24.07+1.8%
    2019$49,200$23.65+2.3%
    2018$48,100$23.11+0.5%

    How Much Do Content Creators Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a Content Creator can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Content Creators tend to be found in Technology, Media, and Professional companies. In fact, Content Creators can make a yearly salary of $73,144 while working for Technology companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Content Creator SalaryContent Creator Salary Range
    1Technology
    $73,144
    $50k
    $85k
    2Media
    $65,304
    $50k
    $85k
    3Professional
    $63,203
    $50k
    $85k
    4Manufacturing
    $61,451
    $50k
    $85k
    5Internet
    $60,950
    $50k
    $85k
    6Hospitality
    $54,235
    $50k
    $85k

    High Paying Content Creator Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Java/J2ee Developer

    Avg. salary: $83,505

    Java developers are in charge of the design, development, and management of Java-based applications. Whereas, J2EE or Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition developers are responsible for developing web and software enterprise-internet level applications. Both developers utilize the Java programming language, but the first one develops desktop-based applications while the later develop enterprise-related applications. Java developers have many roles and responsibilities, and they vary based on the applications that they develop and design.
    184,919 Java/J2ee Developer Jobs
    Digital Media Internship

    Avg. salary: $31,380

    In a digital media internship, an intern participates in various creative projects while under the supervision and guidance of a supervising manager or staff. They usually perform support tasks to gather industry insights and experience, which typically includes creating digital content according to project guidelines and themes, conducting research and analyses, utilizing client feedback, and handling digital platforms, such as websites and social media pages. They also perform clerical support tasks such as preparing documents, taking calls and other forms of correspondence, and running errands as necessary.
    108,833 Digital Media Internship Jobs
    Java Developer

    Avg. salary: $79,217

    A Java developer is responsible for developing Java-based applications, including its strong efficiency and smooth operations for the clients and business' use. Java developers implement application designs, diagnosing ineffective processes, and conducting troubleshooting. A Java developer must ensure the stability of the application before launch to provide the best user experience. Software developers must have an excellent command of programming languages, software analysis, system codes, and other technical specifications. A software developer maintains a record of the processes and issues resolutions for reference and improvement opportunities.
    194,468 Java Developer Jobs
    Web Developer

    Avg. salary: $72,539

    A web developer is responsible for designing and maintaining a website to attract customers and direct web traffic. Web developers' duty also includes analyzing software and database to develop new applications. A web developer must have extensive knowledge of programming languages and technology solutions to provide the best web design services for the clients, following their specifications, and submitting projects on or before the deadline. Web developers should have excellent time-management and decision-making skills to do tasks efficiently and accurately.
    249,082 Web Developer Jobs
    NET Developer

    Avg. salary: $80,196

    A NET developer specializes in crafting and producing various software and information systems through extensive computer and information technology knowledge. A NET developer's responsibilities range from designing and developing applications, generating codes and building a secure database, implementing regulations, and providing continuous support and maintenance. A NET developer must also have an active line of communication and coordination as there are instances when one's work revolves in a team setting or meets particular demands or specifications from a client.
    184,834 NET Developer Jobs
    Editing Internship

    Avg. salary: $33,644

    An editorial intern is responsible for assisting the editorial department of an organization with publishing various media and digital content. Editorial interns shadow tenured editorial staff on researching stories, validating information, writing captivating articles, interviewing target audiences, and screening submitted manuscripts. They also assist in planning promotional strategies and marketing campaigns, such as monitoring press releases, posting on social media platforms, and developing marketing materials. An editorial intern must have excellent organizational skills, most importantly, a fast-learner to understand complex tasks and perform assigned duties under minimal supervision.
    85,867 Editing Internship Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Java/J2ee Developer$83,505$6,959$40.15184,919
    Digital Media Internship$31,381$2,615$15.09108,833
    Java Developer$79,217$6,601$38.09194,468
    Web Developer$72,539$6,045$34.87249,082
    NET Developer$80,197$6,683$38.56184,834
    Editing Internship$33,645$2,804$16.1885,867
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    Content Creator Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Content Creator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$42,800$20.56
    Mid Level$48,300$23.21
    Senior Level$53,800$25.86

    Which Companies Pay Content Creators The Most?

    To earn a high income as a Content Creator, working for JPMorgan Chase & Co. or Google might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Bank of America and Dahl Consulting report highly competitive wages for Content Creators.
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    Recently Added Content Creator Salaries

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Intel Corp.Multi-Media Content CreatorFolsom, CA12/31/2021$95,090
    FightcampSR. Full Stack Content CreatorCosta Mesa, CA12/30/2021$90,000
    100KcrossingDigital Marketing Content CreatorWashington, DC12/28/2021$55,000
    100KcrossingDigital Marketing Content CreatorWashington, DC12/22/2021$55,000
    FightcampFull Stack Content CreatorCosta Mesa, CA12/22/2021$90,000
    SyscoSenior Content Creator-Remote-USHouston, TX12/21/2021$72,400
    SyscoSenior Content Creator-Remote-USHouston, TX12/21/2021$72,400
    Federation for American Immigration ReformDigital Marketing Content CreatorWashington, DC12/17/2021$55,000
    University of CaliforniaWriter & Content Creator, School of MedicineRiverside, CA12/06/2021$58,000
    University of CaliforniaWriter & Content Creator, School of MedicineRiverside, CA12/06/2021$58,000

    Average Content Creator Salary by Demographic

    Content Creator Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $56,046
    female-income
    Female Income
    $53,270
    GenderIncome
    Male$56,046
    Female$53,270
    Median Content Creator Income by Race
    Asian Content Creators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Content Creators have the lowest average salary at $52,697.
    $60,000
    $48,000
    $36,000
    $24,000
    $12,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$53,286
    Black or African American$55,805
    Asian$56,904
    Hispanic or Latino$52,697
    Average Content Creator Salary by Education Level
    Content Creators with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $58,657 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Content Creators earn a median annual income of $56,046 compared to $50,602 for Content Creators with an Associate degree.
    $60,000
    $48,000
    $36,000
    $24,000
    $12,000
    $0
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    EducationSalary
    Some College/ Associate Degree$50,602
    Bachelor's Degree$56,046
    Master's Degree$58,657