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How much does a Freelance make?

Updated Jul 26, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$61,877 /yr
Average Base Pay

33 salaries

$30K

Low

$62K

Average

$128K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Freelance is $61,877 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Freelance salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 33 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Freelance employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Freelance Writer$50,407 /yr
L3
Senior Writer$79,764 /yr
L4
Staff Writer$48,792 /yr
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Upwork
4.1

Upwork

Freelancer - Hourly Contractor

$27

 /hr
Range: $5 - $88
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$5

$88

$5 - $88 Range

Upwork
4.1

Upwork

Freelancer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $5 - $55

$5

$55

$5 - $55 Range

Upwork
4.1

Upwork

Freelancer - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $7 - $42

$7

$42

$7 - $42 Range

Upwork
4.1

Upwork

Freelancer - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $10 - $30

$10

$30

$10 - $30 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Freelancer

$61,864

 /yr
Range: $32K - $125K

$32K

$125K

$32,055 - $125,331 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Freelancer - Hourly Contractor

$17

 /hr
Range: $6 - $76

$6

$76

$6 - $76 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Freelancer

$51,000

 /yr
Range: $32K - $80K

$32K

$80K

$31,500 - $80,000 Range

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Fiverr Inc.
4.4

Fiverr Inc.

Freelancer - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $1 - $32

$1

$32

$1 - $32 Range

MAC Cosmetics
3.5

MAC Cosmetics

Freelancer - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $18 - $20

$18

$20

$18 - $20 Range

Me, Myself and I
4.5

Me, Myself and I

Freelancer - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $1 - $50

$1

$50

$1 - $50 Range

JCB Finance
4

JCB Finance

Freelancer

$36,415

 /yr
Range: $22K - $112K

$22K

$112K

$21,715 - $111,713 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Freelancer - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $15 - $50

$15

$50

$15 - $50 Range

Rev.com
3.4

Rev.com

Freelancer - Hourly

$7

 /hr
Range: $1 - $20

$1

$20

$1 - $20 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Freelancer - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $15 - $100

$15

$100

$15 - $100 Range

Fiverr Inc.
4.4

Fiverr Inc.

Freelancer

$10,020

 /yr
Range: $5K - $103K

$5K

$103K

$5,000 - $103,466 Range

Freelance
4.2

Freelance

Freelancer - Monthly

$5,247

 /mo
Range: $430 - $9K

$430

$9K

$430 - $8,822 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Freelancer

$65,534

 /yr
Range: $25K - $115K

$25K

$115K

$25,000 - $115,000 Range

JCB Finance
4

JCB Finance

Freelancer - Contractor

$43,429

 /yr
Range: $32K - $62K

$32K

$62K

$32,275 - $62,042 Range

Starbucks
3.8

Starbucks

Freelancer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $15

$11

$15

$11 - $15 Range

Me, Myself and I
4.5

Me, Myself and I

Freelancer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $50

$10

$50

$10 - $50 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Freelance salaries

The national average salary for a Freelance is $61,877 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Freelance salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 33 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Freelance employees.

The highest salary for a Freelance in United States is $127,567 per year.

The lowest salary for a Freelance in United States is $30,014 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Freelance or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Freelance.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent freelance salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$30,000
per year
A Contributor in the Faribault, MN Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Faribault, MN Area area
Temporary
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
$120,000
per year
A Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Temporary
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$16
hourly
A Freelancer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Freelance
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$40
hourly
A Copy Writer in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Contract
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$22
hourly
A Commerce Writer in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
Portland, OR Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$16,000
monthly
A Television Writer/Producer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $16,000 per month
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$10
hourly
A Writer in the Provo, UT Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Provo, UT Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$10
hourly
A Writing in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Intern
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$30,000
per year
A Writer in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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