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What salary should a copywriter with 2 years experience ask for in New York?

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Someone with zero years will make what? 40-50k? Going from there to 85k in two years seems high. I think 60k-70k is a more reasonable expectation. And that’s going under the assumption you’ve managed to produce decent to good work in those first two years.

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Yeah I made 50 at my first job (Boston) for 10 months, 60 at my second job (nyc) for a year, 70 at my third job (nyc/chicago) for a little over a year. But that third job was four years ago so maybe salaries went up.

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85k is too much to me.

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I would have taken less for you, WK1

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65 is what my copywriter friend with 2 years experience makes (deserves more though)

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First gig. Started there a junior at 55 then got a raise to 58, then promoted to copywriter at 65

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2 years experience isn’t a whole lot. So I imagine it’ll be pretty close to what you’ve made for the last 2 years. Typically, a mid-level creative in NYC is making 75 - 85k. Which is pretty damn good, compared to most other professions.

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I’ll add, it took me 4 - 5 years to get to 85k. So you’re probably a few years out still.

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Typically midlevel @ 2 years is sitting between 65-80 some places will tell you 85 is too high for midlevel m, those places suck.

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85K

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The story goes... Agency 1 (Chicago) 3 months @ $20/hr 1 year starting at 40K 1 year starting at 60K Agency 2 (NYC) 1 year starting at 85K + 5K relocation 85K isn’t unreasonable at all if you can negotiate well

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85k. They'll probably bring you down as seen here. But ask for 85k. The industry is getting wayyy to comfortable low balling creatives.

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85k

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70

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No less than 70k.

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Depends on your work and the place. My guess is people are saying 85k assuming a bigger shop that can afford it. Working somewhere like Anomaly or Droga or 72 and you’ll probably have to make do with 70-75. (Although D5 has that Accenture $$ now).

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