Content Writer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for content writers is 41 years. The content writer workforce reached a whopping 5,785 in 2020!

Among content writers, we discovered that 57.3% of them are women, while 38.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among content writers is White, which makes up 80.0% of all content writers. Comparatively, there are 7.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Content writers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, content writers are more likely to find a job in the technology industry.

From where do we know all information about content writer demographics? We analyzed 5,518 content writers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Content Writer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as content writers. Keep reading to find out what the results for content writers were.

Content Writer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among content writers is White, which makes up 80.0% of all content writers. Comparatively, there are 7.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 80.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.3%
  • Black or African American, 5.0%
  • Asian, 4.3%
  • Unknown, 2.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Content Writers

The chart below shows that 43.4% of content writers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.5% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 6.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 43.4%
  • French, 16.5%
  • Japanese, 6.3%
  • German, 4.4%
  • Mandarin, 4.1%
  • Other, 25.3%

Most Common Degree for Content Writer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for content writers. The most common degree for content writers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 65% of content writers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 20% and rounding it off is associate degree with 4%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 72%
  • Masters degree, 12%
  • Certificate degree, 6%
  • Associate degree, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Content Writer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among content writers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Content Writer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the content writer position over time.

Male
Female
46%
43%
40%
38%
35%
32%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Content Writer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of content writers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of content writers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Content Writer

By looking over 5,518 content writers resumes, we figured out that the average content writer enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 31%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Content Writer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of content writer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of content writers is 40+ years old, which represents 50% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Content Writers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Content Writer38%57%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Content Writer
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Content Writer?

male-income
Male Income
$55,983
female-income
Female Income
$52,435

Content Writer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$65,853
$62,528
$59,203
$55,878
$52,553
$49,228
$45,903
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Content Writer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$58,566
Master's Degree$63,356
Doctorate Degree$69,452

Content Writer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$74,508
$69,452
$64,396
$59,340
$54,284
$49,228
$44,173
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Content Writer Heatmaps

Where Do Content Writers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where content writers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Content Writers Located?

By looking through more than 5,518 resumes, we found that the most popular places for content writers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Content Writers

Content Writer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ content writers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most content writers is the technology industry.

What Percentage Of Content Writer Jobs Are Remote?

31.1% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

68.9% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire content writers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Content Writer Work In

Employees with the content writer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most content writers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ content writers. Those industries include technology, media and professional.

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Technology

Fortune 500

Media

Retail

Professional

Content Writer Jobs