Typical Copywriting Fees

FOR MOST PROFESSIONAL COPYWRITERS

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Online/Web Site Writing
Varies widely; business sites pay higher
$1 to $3 per word
$60 to $100 per hour

Advertising Material
Copy/Scripts/News Releases
$350 to $500 per page
$750 to $1,000 per project for brochures
$75 to $150 per hour

Advertorials
(articles commissioned by advertisers)
$0.40 to $2 per word
$100 to $3,000 per article
$40 to $100 per hour

Corporate/Business Writing
Reports/ Marketing Plans/ Technical Writing
$1 to $3 per word
$300 to $12,000 per project
$50 to $250 per hour

Ghost Writing
Articles Generally 2-3 times the usual rate

Books $10,000 to $50,000 flat fee
Entire advance + 50% of royalties

Government Writing
News Releases/Studies/Reports
$1 to $3 per word
$500 to $100,000 per project
$50 to $125 per hour

Newsletters
Writing only; layout extra
$0.30 to $1.50 per word
$400 to $6,000 per issue
$50 to $80 per hour

Periodical Writing
General Interest/Consumer Magazines
$1.00 to $2 per word
$500 to $10,000 per article
$400 to $1,500 per column

Trade/Special Interest Magazines
$0.30 to $2 per word
$500 to $4,000 per article
$300 to $1,000 per column

Scripts
Radio (highly variable)
$150 to $300 per minute of script

Television (highly variable)
$150 to $300 per minute of script

Speech Writing

$500 to $8,000 per speech
$100 to $250 per hour

Teaching/Instruction
$75 to $125 per hour
$200 to $800 per day

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