Earning 58k in Chicago as an in-house marketing copywriter (I’m told it’s low). Readying for my next move, but have no idea how much to expect. 7 years’ experience, agency and brand side.

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7 years? You should be asking for at least $80k. And if your book is up to snuff, maybe you should be considered senior? Then you can make even more.


Industry experience: cpg, nonprofit/civic, tech, manufacturing, hospitality, tourism (both b2b and b2c)


Really depends on what you’ve been writing all these years


If you’re good - would you hire you? - promote yourself as senior, even ACD. 7 years is a damn long time. I called myself a senior CW after a year in-house and a year freelancing. Confidence is everything.

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