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Content Writer Average Salary in Hungary 2020

How much money does a Content Writer make in Hungary?


Average Monthly Salary
427,000 HUF
( 5,120,000 HUF yearly)

LOW
226,000
HUF
AVERAGE
427,000
HUF
HIGH
648,000
HUF

A person working as a Content Writer in Hungary typically earns around 427,000 HUF per month. Salaries range from 226,000 HUF (lowest) to 648,000 HUF (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Content Writer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Content Writer Salary Distribution in Hungary

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Content Writer salaries in Hungary range from 226,000 HUF per month (minimum salary) to 648,000 HUF per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 401,000 HUF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Content Writer(s) are earning less than 401,000 HUF while the other half are earning more than 401,000 HUF. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Content Writer(s) are earning less than 282,000 HUF while 75% of them are earning more than 282,000 HUF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Content Writer(s) are earning less than 493,000 HUF while 25% are earning more than 493,000 HUF.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Content Writer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Hungary Content Writer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Content Writer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Content Writer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 260,000 HUF per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 319,000 HUF per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 452,000 HUF per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Content Writer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 528,000 HUF per month, 17% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 581,000 HUF per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 615,000 HUF per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Content Writer average salary change by experience in Hungary

0 - 2 Years
260,000 HUF
2 - 5 Years+23%
319,000 HUF
5 - 10 Years+42%
452,000 HUF
10 - 15 Years+17%
528,000 HUF
15 - 20 Years+10%
581,000 HUF
20+ Years+6%
615,000 HUF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Content Writer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Content Writer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Content Writer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Content Writer is 315,000 HUF per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 357,000 HUF per month, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 467,000 HUF per month, 31% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 615,000 HUF per month, 32% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Content Writer average salary difference by education level in Hungary

High School
315,000 HUF
Certificate or Diploma+13%
357,000 HUF
Bachelor's Degree+31%
467,000 HUF
Master's Degree+32%
615,000 HUF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Hungary costs anywhere from 2,470,000 Forint(s) to 7,400,000 Forint(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Content Writer Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Content Writer employees in Hungary earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
401,000 HUF
Male+11%
444,000 HUF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Hungary for all Careers

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Content Writer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Hungary

How much are annual salary increments in Hungary for Content Writer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Content Writer

Content Writer(s) in Hungary are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Hungary / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Hungary is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Hungary for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Content Writer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Hungary

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Hungary Content Writer
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A Content Writer is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
25%
No Bonus
75%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Hungary earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
474,000 HUF
Public Sector+9%
516,000 HUF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Content Writer Average Hourly Wage in Hungary


2,460 HUF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Hungary is 2,460 HUF. This means that the average Content Writer in Hungary earns approximately 2,460 HUF for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Content Writer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Content Writer and Publishing and Printing monthly Hungary
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The average salary for Content Writer is 6% less than that of Publishing and Printing. Also, Publishing and Printing salaries are 8% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Art Director484,000 HUF+13%
Art Supervisor427,000 HUF+0%
Artist457,000 HUF+7%
Assistant Editor354,000 HUF-17%
Associate Content Management Specialist451,000 HUF+6%
Associate Editor383,000 HUF-10%
Binder and Finisher204,000 HUF-52%
Bindery Supervisor276,000 HUF-35%
Circulations Director645,000 HUF+51%
Color Technician229,000 HUF-46%
Commissioning Editor352,000 HUF-17%
Communications Editor379,000 HUF-11%
Content Management Assistant347,000 HUF-19%
Content Writer427,000 HUF+0%
CopyWriter432,000 HUF+1%
Corporate Print Center Specialist312,000 HUF-27%
Curator363,000 HUF-15%
DTP Operator354,000 HUF-17%
Editor419,000 HUF-2%
Electronic Publisher436,000 HUF+2%
Fashion Subeditor385,000 HUF-10%
Media Design Manager715,000 HUF+68%
Media Planner470,000 HUF+10%
Photographer350,000 HUF-18%
Planning and Supply Manager768,000 HUF+80%
Print Production Coordinator370,000 HUF-13%
Print Production Manager745,000 HUF+75%
Printing Press Operator321,000 HUF-25%
Production Editor384,000 HUF-10%
Proofreader352,000 HUF-17%
Publishing and Printing Coordinator316,000 HUF-26%
Publishing and Printing Manager761,000 HUF+78%
Publishing and Printing Supervisor624,000 HUF+46%
Publishing Specialist462,000 HUF+8%
Reporter529,000 HUF+24%
Technical Writer417,000 HUF-2%
Technical Writing Manager587,000 HUF+38%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Budapest460,000 HUF
Debrecen435,000 HUF
438400 - 1

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