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How Much Does a Senior Copywriter Earn In The United States?

Senior Copywriter Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$96,000
$71,000
$96,000
$130,000
Senior copywriters in the United States make an average salary of $96,309 per year or $46.3 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $71,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $130,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Massachusetts, California, Maryland, and Maine provide the highest senior copywriter salaries.
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Where Senior Copywriters Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where senior copywriters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Senior Copywriters Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, Massachusetts and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for senior copywriters. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Montana, Iowa, and Kansas.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range91k - 144k$115k$115,298

Brentwood, NY

Salary Range89k - 142k$113k$112,747

Boston, MA

Salary Range88k - 139k$111k$110,668

Gaithersburg, MD

Salary Range81k - 126k$101k$101,287

Atlanta, GA

Salary Range75k - 123k$97k$96,616

Alexandria, VA

Salary Range75k - 117k$94k$94,161

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range69k - 109k$88k$87,673

Westerville, OH

Salary Range67k - 105k$84k$84,104

Salt Lake City, UT

Salary Range65k - 105k$83k$83,114

Seattle, WA

Salary Range64k - 102k$81k$81,208
$38k
$144k

High Paying Senior Copywriter Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Copywriters The Most?

To earn a high income as a senior copywriter, working for Zendesk or The Economist might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Squarespace and Cognizant report highly competitive salaries for senior copywriters.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Zendesk
Salary Range120k - 142k$131k$131,211
The Economist
Salary Range116k - 145k$130k$130,080
Squarespace
Salary Range115k - 133k$124k$123,865
Cognizant
Salary Range112k - 135k$123k$123,419
Microsoft
Salary Range113k - 133k$123k$123,249
ServiceNow
Salary Range114k - 131k$123k$122,708
Square
Salary Range108k - 137k$122k$122,187
Apple
Salary Range108k - 130k$119k$118,951
2U
Salary Range107k - 128k$117k$117,360
Sudler & Hennessey
Salary Range106k - 129k$117k$117,164
$99k
$145k

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    How Much Do Senior Copywriters Make In Different Industries?

    Senior copywriter salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with finance, media, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a senior copywriter can make a yearly salary of $105,111 while working for finance companies. All the while, other senior copywriters are making $99,353 at media companies and $97,251 at manufacturing companies. One industry senior copywriters may want to avoid is the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $76,738.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Finance

    Salary Range91k - 120k$105k$105,111

    Media

    Salary Range87k - 113k$99k$99,353

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range86k - 108k$97k$97,251

    Health Care

    Salary Range83k - 105k$94k$94,221

    Retail

    Salary Range78k - 105k$91k$91,048

    Professional

    Salary Range66k - 93k$79k$78,698

    Hospitality

    Salary Range65k - 89k$77k$76,738
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