2019 Copywriter Salary Chicago | Built In Chicago
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Copywriter salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: $68K
Min: $52K
Max: $87K

How Much Does a Copywriter Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Copywriter in Chicago is $68,433. The average additional cash compensation for a Copywriter in Chicago is $3,250. The average total compensation for a Copywriter in Chicago is $71,683. Copywriter salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Copywriter employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago

Chicago Companies with the Highest Content Salaries

Agency, Information Technology
Big Data, Fintech

Copywriter Salary ranges

The two most common Copywriter salary ranges in Chicago are $50k - $60k and $80k - $90k.

Average Copywriter Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Copywriter make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $71,889 on average.

Copywriter Salary by gender

The average Copywriter salary for women is $70,500 and the average Copywriter salary for men is $66,600.

Copywriter Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Copywriter with 7+ years of experience is $78,750. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $46,000.

Average Content salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Editor $56,136
Min: $42K
Max: $74K
Content Strategist $63,036
Min: $35K
Max: $90K
Content Marketing Manager $64,750
Min: $42K
Max: $110K
Technical Writer $67,500
Min: $43K
Max: $95K
Copywriter $68,433
Min: $52K
Max: $87K
Content Manager $72,300
Min: $45K
Max: $92K
Senior Technical Writer $106,167
Min: $90K
Max: $140K

Copywriter jobs in Chicago


5 days ago
We’re looking for a Copywriter with the ambition and creativity to help make TMS – voted AdAge’s top places to work in 2018 – more famous for its creative solutions. The Senior Copywriter will have a background in creating highly-engaging integrated marketing promotions combined with the ability to create strategically sharp, focused concepts and delightfully compelling copy for promotional elements in the physical – and especially digital – space. She or he is a masterful storyteller who can get it told in under 3 seconds, in fewer than 7 words, and leaves everyone wanting more. This hungry, and exceptionally talented, individual will be responsible for partnering with art leads, other copywriters, and cross-functional teams to drive the creation of on-strategy concepts for some of the biggest, most recognizable clients in the world. If this sounds like a role designed just for your brand of talent and amazingness,then we should talk. Like now.

Senior Technical Writer

2 days ago
As a Senior Technical Writer, you will write accurate, engaging, user-friendly documentation that adheres to Relativity’s style guidelines. You may also write documentation used by external developers to extend the Relativity platform. The Senior Technical Writer works under general direction of managers and senior team members.


1 week ago
Home Chef is seeking a highly enthusiastic, self-motivated Copywriter who loves food and the English language in equal measure - someone to bring ideas to life through compelling writing and storytelling. The Copywriter role is a key addition to our marketing team. You will be responsible for writing copy across all marketing channels. Specifically, this key team member will: Participate in brainstorming sessions: Develop innovative solutions to

Conversion Copywriter

1 week ago
The copywriter we seek will enjoy the creative and analytical challenge of merging conversion copy principles with our brand voice.  Working alongside the marketing strategists on our optimization squad, this person will help execute projects designed to educate our current customer segments, win new customers and position Sprout as a thought leader in the social media management space. In terms of past experience, you have written web copy for email, landing pages, digital ads and more. You are able to apply principles of conversion copywriting, while also following a brand style guide and adhering to principles of good writing. You’ve fielded feedback and collaborated with stakeholders from various teams to craft copy that speaks to a target audience and drives desired actions.

Senior Copywriter

2 weeks ago
Reporting to the VP - Creative Director, the Senior Copy Writer will be a key leader within our in-house agency team. You will refine our editorial vision and lead a team of copywriters to plan and produce the written content we create. Your words will inform and engage target audiences across a wide spectrum of channels including Television, print, social media, and the list goes on.  Our ideal candidate is a versatile writer at heart and an insightful mentor in person.

Tech Writer

4 hours ago
Writing and researching in-depth articles on leading technology industries and topics, including feature pieces and interviews with thought leaders. Creating detailed resource guides on technical subjects, such as programming languages and frameworks. Some example articles you might write: “Neural Networks and Deep Learning: A Developer’s Guide” or “Python for Data Science: 10 Libraries and How They Work.” Building and maintaining a regular content publishing schedule. Occasional editing.

Proposal Writer

3 days ago
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE One North is seeking a Proposal Writer with a strong written and creative acumen to work closely with our Sales & Marketing teams in developing winning proposals and presentations. The Proposal Writer’s main responsibility will be to translate One North’s solution and value proposition into written, professional presentation materials for current and prospective clients. RESPONSIBILITIES Work with colleagues in marketing and

Senior Copywriter, Product

2 weeks ago
A natural-born writer, you can easily translate any message into a compelling story. You love working closely with others to deliver on a creative vision, and know exactly the right words to use in any type of multimedia copy. You are organized, great at project management, and understand how to develop and maintain a consistent brand voice.

Freelance Finance Content Writer

1 week ago
Paro is seeking an experienced content writer knowledgeable in business and finance for the Paro blog. Content writer need not be a subject matter expert, instead, we’re looking for an excellent writer and thorough researcher who can craft quality, long form blog posts.

Technical Writer - Contract Position

2 weeks ago
Sitting side-by-side with our engineers to build process flow diagrams, systems diagrams and building a Wiki of shared knowledge. Building training material to help onboard new developers and provide existing developers runbooks and process docs to aide in supporting the system. Be willing to do pretty much anything to make things happen and still have the presence of mind to have fun along the way. You’ll be talking to our product, sales and marketing teams to create specific product instructions.

Senior Technical Writer

3 weeks ago
As a Senior Technical Writer your main focus will be to take on the complex documentation needs of our new SaaS enterprise. Working with our Engineering & L&D teams, you will create content including trainings, FAQ, tips and tricks, and how to’s to help the client best leverage our product. You, as a Senior Technical Writer understand the importance of change management. When implementing new processes and technology it can completely change our clients everyday lives and you write with the goal of easing the transition and proactively answering any question they may have. You are excited by the opportunity to drive our SAAS product forward through documentation from inception to implementation. As a Senior Technical Writer you are well-experienced in writing with a history of creating impactful documents with proven success. You have a deep understanding of product features, project management, and best practices including usability and quality assurance.


1 week ago
Responsible for reviewing supplements of damages to 1st and 3rd party material damage received from repair facilities to either create a supplement or triage to another team.  Also responsible for maintaining all supplement workload that is received in the NEST by following processes provided on how to move supplements to the appropriate appraisal channel.  NEST Supplement Reviewer would also work closely with the NEST Claim Assistants to assist them when needed.  This role is also responsible for focusing on the needs of loss participants, identifying customer needs, and working to meet those needs using appropriate customer service skills for internal (claims adjusters) and external (policy holders and claimants). This is a remote position and the ideal candidate will be located in Sangamon or St. Clair Illinois counties.

Skills that affect Copywriter salaries in Chicago

Content Marketing
18% have this skill
Ad Copy
18% have this skill
White Papers
18% have this skill
18% have this skill
12% have this skill
Fact checking
12% have this skill

Recent Copywriter salaries in Chicago

Yearly Salary
A Marketing Content Editor reported a yearly salary of $52,000
3-5 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
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A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $70,000
5-7 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $64,500 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $80,000
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $83,000
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Marketing communications specialist reported a yearly salary of $85,000 with +$3,500 in additional cash compensation
500+ Employees
1-5 Reports
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $87,000
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $59,000
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $54,000
1-3 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $83,000
500+ Employees
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