Freelance Writer Salaries

4,139 SalariesUpdated Aug 1, 2020

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$52,807 / yr
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The national average salary for a Freelance Writer is $52,807 in United States. Filter by location to see Freelance Writer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,139 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Freelance Writer employees.

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Freelance Writer - Hourly

Upwork

$26/hr

Range: $6 - $100

9 salaries

$26/hr
$6$100

Freelance Writer - Hourly

Upwork

$21/hr

Range: $8 - $53

7 salaries

$21/hr
$8$53

Freelance Writer - Hourly Contractor

Upwork

$17/hr

Range: $12 - $36

7 salaries

$17/hr
$12$36

Freelance Writer

Self

$47,953/yr

Range: $25K - $95K

6 salaries

$47,953/yr
$25K$95K

Freelance Writer

Sprinklr

$46,979/yr

Range: $44K - $51K

6 salaries

$46,979/yr
$44K$51K

Freelance Writer - Monthly Contractor

Ultius

$1,289/mo

Range: $432 - $2K

5 salaries

$1,289/mo
$432$2K

Freelance Writer - Hourly Contractor

Ultius

$10/hr

Range: $2 - $11

5 salaries

$10/hr
$2$11

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Freelance Writer - Hourly

Self

$63/hr

Range: $21 - $101

4 salaries

$63/hr
$21$101

Freelance Writer

Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society

$41,766/yr

Range: $32K - $53K

4 salaries

$41,766/yr
$32K$53K

Freelance Writer - Hourly

Upwork

$22/hr

Range: $10 - $25

4 salaries

$22/hr
$10$25

Freelance Writer - Hourly

Freelancer

$11/hr

Range: $10 - $21

4 salaries

$11/hr
$10$21

Freelance Writer - Monthly Contractor

Dotdash

$837/mo

Range: $647 - $2K

4 salaries

$837/mo
$647$2K

Freelance Writer - Hourly Contractor

Talent Inc.

$14/hr

Range: $5 - $25

4 salaries

$14/hr
$5$25

Freelance Writer - Hourly Contractor

Self

$53/hr

Range: $10 - $63

3 salaries

$53/hr
$10$63

Freelance Writer - Hourly

Freelancer

$19/hr

Range: $12 - $20

3 salaries

$19/hr
$12$20

Freelance Writer

Freelance

$30,519/yr

Range: $30K - $40K

3 salaries

$30,519/yr
$30K$40K

Freelance Writer - Hourly

Bustle

$16/hr

Range: $11 - $19

3 salaries

$16/hr
$11$19

Freelance Writer - Hourly

Textbroker International

$7/hr

Range: $6 - $10

3 salaries

$7/hr
$6$10

Freelance Writer - Hourly

Ultius

$10/hr

Range: $10 - $16

3 salaries

$10/hr
$10$16

Freelance Writer - Hourly Contractor

The HOTH

$20/hr

Range: $14 - $28

3 salaries

$20/hr
$14$28
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$15
hourly
A Freelance Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$15
hourly
A Freelance Writer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Additional Pay
$18k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Freelance
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$25
hourly
A Freelance Writer in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
 
Freelance
$20
hourly
A Freelance Writer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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