Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Writer make in New York City, NY Area?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$88,572 / yrTotal Pay
$59,184 / yrBase Pay
$29,388 / yrAdditional Pay

$88,572

 / yr
$39K$387K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Writer is $88,572 per year in the New York City, NY Area area, with an average salary of $59,184 per year. These numbers represent 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 additional pay is $29,388 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. 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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$88,572 /yr
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$105,375 /yr
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$91,049 /yr
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Some related job titles are Editorial Salaries with median pay of $83,879, Reporter Salaries with median pay of $99,978, Writing Salaries with median pay of $89,693, Content Writer Salaries with median pay of $85,169.

What are total pay estimates for a Writer at different companies in New York City, NY Area?

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Bustle
3.4

Bustle

Writer - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $15 - $27

$15

$27

$15 - $27 Range

LittleThings
3.2

$48,249

 /yr
Range: $46K - $55K

$46K

$55K

$46,145 - $54,938 Range

FOX News
3.6

FOX News

Writer

$80,629

 /yr
Range: $62K - $93K

$62K

$93K

$61,758 - $93,294 Range

Refinery29
4.0

$71,031

 /yr
Range: $59K - $75K

$59K

$75K

$58,931 - $74,945 Range

Vox Media
4.2

Vox Media

Writer

$69,578

 /yr
Range: $47K - $75K

$47K

$75K

$47,474 - $74,829 Range

CNN
3.7

CNN

Writer

$96,673

 /yr
Range: $82K - $116K

$82K

$116K

$82,026 - $116,140 Range

BuzzFeed
3.6

BuzzFeed

Writer - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $16 - $34

$16

$34

$16 - $34 Range

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Newsweek
2.3

Newsweek

Writer

$53,319

 /yr
Range: $40K - $57K

$40K

$57K

$40,380 - $57,074 Range

NYU (New York University)
4.3

$45K

$70K

$44,941 - $70,018 Range

Upworthy
2.8

Upworthy

Writer

$65,026

 /yr
Range: $49K - $70K

$49K

$70K

$48,730 - $69,537 Range

Binder and Binder
2.6

$42,697

 /yr
Range: $40K - $47K

$40K

$47K

$40,203 - $46,817 Range

Freelancer
4.2

$44,214

 /yr
Range: $22K - $100K

$22K

$100K

$22,107 - $99,855 Range

Time Inc.
3.3

Time Inc.

Writer

$72,587

 /yr
Range: $67K - $88K

$67K

$88K

$67,349 - $87,611 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

$111,954

 /yr
Range: $29K - $216K

$29K

$216K

$29,000 - $215,995 Range

AdAsia Communications
3.2

$60,157

 /yr
Range: $44K - $61K

$44K

$61K

$43,905 - $60,792 Range

Grey Group
3.5

$93,390

 /yr
Range: $70K - $108K

$70K

$108K

$70,198 - $108,179 Range

Forbes
3.9

Forbes

Writer

$65,030

 /yr
Range: $54K - $89K

$54K

$89K

$54,095 - $89,171 Range

Rebel Circus
1.6

$36,587

 /yr
Range: $36K - $38K

$36K

$38K

$36,187 - $37,846 Range

Freelancer
4.2

$55,374

 /yr
Range: $39K - $75K

$39K

$75K

$39,416 - $75,020 Range

Paramount
3.8

Paramount

Writer - Hourly Contractor

$33

 /hr
Range: $24 - $40

$24

$40

$24 - $40 Range

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$200

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Freelancer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$55,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$87,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Writer/Producer with 7 to 9 years of experience

$20

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a UpWork Freelancer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Freelancer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Writer salaries

The average salary for a Writer is $62,289 per year in New York City, NY Area. Salaries estimates are based on 326 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Writer employees in New York City, NY Area.

The highest salary for a Writer in New York City, NY Area is $104,221 per year.

The lowest salary for a Writer in New York City, NY Area is $37,228 per year.

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