Copywriter salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$66,797
$5,250
Additional Cash Compensation
$72,047
Total Compensation
Median: $67K
Min: $52K
Max: $87K

How Much Does a Copywriter Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Copywriter in Chicago is $66,797. The average additional cash compensation for a Copywriter in Chicago is $5,250. The average total compensation for a Copywriter in Chicago is $72,047. Copywriter salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Copywriter employees in Chicago.

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Copywriter jobs in Chicago

Senior Copywriter

Chicago
4 days ago
+39
closerlook’s Senior Copywriter creates compelling content that aligns with strategic communication objectives for multichannel-marketing campaigns. The Senior Copywriter is a creative, conceptual thinker who collaborates with the rest of the project team to ensure that the writing, design and technology we develop achieve the client’s communication objectives and are greater than the sum of their parts.

Copywriter / Clinical Research Associate

Chicago
4 days ago
+39
The Copywriter/CRA is a creative, conceptual thinker who collaborates with the rest of the creative team to ensure that the writing, design and technology we develop are greater than the sum of their parts and achieve the client’s communication objectives. In collaboration with the creative team, the Copywriter/CRA contributes creative concepting, marketing writing and content management to closerlook projects, both internal and external. This position will also have the goal of ensuring the accuracy of medical/scientific claims in marketing materials. The Copywriter/CRA may also participate in researching and summarizing clinical literature in support of tactics, brand planning and new-business pursuits.

Staff Writer, Brand Studio

Chicago
3 days ago
+35
As a staff writer, you’ll be joining a team of writers, editors, designers, strategists and UX experts working together to develop cutting-edge storytelling in support of tech companies big and small. At the highest level, we showcase and celebrate innovative technology, products and thought leaders across the country — and share those stories with the talent a growing tech company needs to thrive. 

Technical Writer - Contract

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+40
You’ll be the go-to technical writer for creating comprehensive product documentation that’s accurate, concise and effective. As a Technical Writer, you thrive at writing conceptual overviews and procedures, reading and writing example code and updating help center queries and FAQs. You’re a key link between Engineers, Product Managers and Marketing, tying together many vital but disparate parts of the project44 ecosystem.

Copywriter

Chicago
1 week ago
+48
Who we are  M1 Finance has created a personal wealth-building platform made for the modern era, uniting personal perspective and automated ease. We seamlessly combine free investing, low cost borrowing and digital checking all in one intuitive, automated Finance Super App, and we’re driven by a mission to empower personal financial well-being. We believe that financial well-being is fundamental to overall well-being, and we strive to deliver

Content Writer

Chicago
3 hours ago
+48
Who we are  M1 Finance has created a personal wealth-building platform made for the modern era, uniting personal perspective and automated ease. We seamlessly combine free investing, low cost borrowing and digital checking all in one intuitive, automated Finance Super App, and we’re driven by a mission to empower personal financial well-being. We believe that financial well-being is fundamental to overall well-being, and we strive to deliver

Technical Content Writer

Chicago
18 hours ago
+13
The Customer Success Team at Returnly works to support customers in a multitude of ways after they sign with us. From onboarding and technical support to ongoing education and success guidance, we ensure that at every stage of their journey, they have a delightful experience. The Customer Success Team also closes the loop between our customers and our product teams, ensuring that feedback is passed along and that our product continues to evolve and better serve everyone involved.

Copywriter

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+57
Copywriter Evive people are game-changers. Evive was founded by two people who wanted to challenge the status quo...and did. More than 11 years later, that spirit still defines our culture. Evive changes how companies communicate. Starting with rich healthcare and HR data sources, we use predictive analytics and behavioral science to deliver highly segmented, multi-modal, timely messaging that connects the right person to the right resource. Are

Technical Writer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+34
Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry? Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time. We are

Senior Copywriting Manager

Remote
3 hours ago
+46
We’re looking for an experienced copywriting manager to lead Affirm’s copywriting team as we transition from startup to household name. This is an opportunity for you to shape and evolve our brand, our voice, and our messaging—as well as our approach to both B2C and B2B audiences. And it’s an opportunity to provide leadership and mentorship to a team of talented copywriters. This role reports to our Director of Content Strategy, and lives within our broader Content Strategy team that also includes content marketing, UX writing, and technical writing. The Content Strategy team in term is part of our Brand Team, which also includes our talented team of brand designers.

Pharma Copywriter – Remote

Remote
4 days ago
+46
Epsilon is seeking a Pharmaceutical Copywriter to join our Digital Experience Practice reporting to the Director of Content Strategy. Come join a close-knit and growing team where you’ll get the opportunity to work with top clients! In this role, you’ll get to combine a love of writing with medical and scientific knowledge by creating digital marketing materials for the pharmaceutical industry. Materials produced cover medical aspects of disease treatment across a range of deliverables with a focus on web and marketing email content. 

Response Marketing Copywriter

Chicago
4 days ago
+55
Work with marketing leadership to create copy that creates high-intent consumer response. Guide creative iteration and conceptualization by combining a host of different skills: Product research and differentiation strategies. Value prop creation. Use advertising intelligence tools like DRMetrix and iSpot. Partner with our creative teams to develop concepts and produce excellent work. While focused on copywriting, you will be involved in the entirety of the creative process. Work with marketing channel owners and media buyers to evaluate advertisement performance and Goals, and analyze work pragmatically to create improvements.

Copywriter Salary ranges

The most common Copywriter salary in Chicago is between $60k - $70k.

Average Copywriter Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Copywriter make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $70,833 on average.

Copywriter Salary by gender

The average Copywriter salary for women is $66,208 and the average Copywriter salary for men is $68,708.

Copywriter Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Copywriter with 7+ years of experience is $74,667. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $60,000.

Average Content salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Editor $60,016
Min: $42K
Max: $81K
Copywriter $66,797
Min: $52K
Max: $87K
Technical Writer $67,538
Min: $43K
Max: $95K
Content Manager $70,700
Min: $45K
Max: $92K
Content Marketing Manager $72,854
Min: $33K
Max: $130K
Content Strategist $73,596
Min: $35K
Max: $125K
Senior Technical Writer $96,667
Min: $83K
Max: $115K

Skills that affect Copywriter salaries in Chicago

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Editing
19% have this skill
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Content Marketing
19% have this skill
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B2B content
16% have this skill
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Fact checking
16% have this skill
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Blogging
16% have this skill
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Ad Copy
16% have this skill

Recent Copywriter salaries in Chicago

$65,000
Yearly Salary
A Campaign Manager reported a yearly salary of $65,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$57,500
Yearly Salary
A B2B SaaS Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $57,500
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$65,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Marketing Content Writer reported a yearly salary of $65,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$59,000
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $59,000 with +$4,750 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$61,000
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $61,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $60,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $60,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$55,000
Yearly Salary
A Marketing Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $55,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
1-10 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$67,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $67,000 with +$2,500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1-10 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$81,000
Yearly Salary
A Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $81,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
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