How much does a Writer make?

Updated Sep 16, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$56,973 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,532 salaries

$33K

Low

$57K

Average

$99K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Writer is $56,973 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1532 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Writer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Writer$56,973 /yr
L3
Senior Writer$80,814 /yr
L4
Staff Writer$49,567 /yr
Career Path

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Frequently asked questions about a Writer salaries

The national average salary for a Writer is $56,973 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1532 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Writer in United States is $98,823 per year.

The lowest salary for a Writer in United States is $32,846 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$13
hourly
A Freelancer in the San Antonio, TX Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Antonio, TX Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$20
hourly
A Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$2,000
monthly
A Freelancer in the Boone, NC Area area reported making $2,000 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boone, NC Area area
Self-Employed
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$10
hourly
A Lesson Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Freelancer in the Charlotte, NC Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
Charlotte, NC Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Franchise