There are currently an estimated 131,200 copywriters in the United States. The copywriter job market is expected to grow by 7.6% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are copywriters?

CareerExplorer rates copywriters with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 14,300 copywriters. That number is based on 10,000 additional copywriters, and the retirement of 4,300 existing copywriters.

What’s the supply of copywriters?

The copywriter industry is concentrated in California, New York, Texas

Copywriter job market by state

State Name Employed Copywriters
California 7,990
New York 7,310
Texas 2,110
Illinois 1,880
Florida 1,710
Massachusetts 1,680
Ohio 1,520
Washington 1,300
Virginia 1,290
Pennsylvania 1,260
District of Columbia 1,170
New Jersey 1,090
Minnesota 1,070
Maryland 1,020
Michigan 840
North Carolina 830
Utah 780
Missouri 730
Georgia 720
Tennessee 710
Oregon 700
Colorado 650
Wisconsin 650
Connecticut 630
Indiana 510
Iowa 450
Arizona 420
Kentucky 360
Louisiana 310
Kansas 300
Nebraska 280
New Hampshire 280
Oklahoma 280
Nevada 260
South Carolina 240
North Dakota 190
Alabama 180
Rhode Island 170
Vermont 160
Mississippi 150
Montana 150
Idaho 150
Maine 140
Alaska 130
Arkansas 120
Hawaii 100
West Virginia 100
New Mexico 90
Delaware 60
South Dakota 60
Puerto Rico 60
Wyoming 40