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Upwork Freelance Writer Hourly Pay

Updated Oct 29, 2023
Total Pay Range
$20 - $35/hr
Base Pay
$20 - $35/hr


Most Likely Range
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The estimated total pay for a Freelance Writer at Upwork is $26 per hour. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated base pay is $26 per hour. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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