Some of the skills we found on content writer resumes included "content marketing," "web content," and "topics." We have detailed the most important content writer responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a content writer. We found that 77.0% of content writers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 12.3% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most content writers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine content writers were not college graduates.
Those content writers who do attend college, typically earn either a english degree or a communication degree. Less commonly earned degrees for content writers include a writing degree or a journalism degree.
When you're ready to become a content writer, you might wonder which companies hire content writers. According to our research through content writer resumes, content writers are mostly hired by Intuit, Houzz, and JLL. Now is a good time to apply as Intuit has 5 content writers job openings, and there are 4 at Houzz and 4 at JLL.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, content writers tend to earn the biggest salaries at JPMorgan Chase & Co., ServiceNow, and Western Digital. Take JPMorgan Chase & Co. for example. The median content writer salary is $62,408. At ServiceNow, content writers earn an average of $59,702, while the average at Western Digital is $59,540. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire content writers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Microsoft, Zimmerman Agency, and Expedia Group.
In general, content writers fulfill roles in the technology and media industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the content writer annual salary is the highest in the technology industry with $55,096 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the professional and retail industries pay $54,668 and $54,363 respectively. This means that content writers who are employed in the technology industry make 2.2% more than content writers who work in the media Industry.