How much does a Writer make?

Updated Sep 25, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$56,930 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,540 salaries

$33K

Low

$57K

Average

$99K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Writer is $56,930 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1540 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Writer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Writer$56,930 /yr
L3
Senior Writer$80,492 /yr
L4
Staff Writer$49,567 /yr
Career Path

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Bustle
3.2

Bustle

Writer - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $14 - $26
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$14

$26

$14 - $26 Range

CNN
3.8

CNN

Writer

$75,539

 /yr
Range: $50K - $110K

$50K

$110K

$50,394 - $109,586 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Writer

$62,958

 /yr
Range: $41K - $121K

$41K

$121K

$41,426 - $120,577 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Writer

$63,304

 /yr
Range: $37K - $209K

$37K

$209K

$36,685 - $208,595 Range

Takuyo Corp

Writer

$50,225

 /yr
Range: $41K - $66K

$41K

$66K

$40,889 - $65,815 Range

Binder and Binder
1.8

Binder and Binder

Writer

$38,661

 /yr
Range: $38K - $44K

$38K

$44K

$37,934 - $44,473 Range

LittleThings
3.1

LittleThings

Writer

$45,526

 /yr
Range: $44K - $52K

$44K

$52K

$43,541 - $51,838 Range

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Freelance
4.3

Freelance

Writer

$65,156

 /yr
Range: $26K - $167K

$26K

$167K

$26,155 - $166,749 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Writer - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $12 - $27

$12

$27

$12 - $27 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Writer - Hourly Contractor

$29

 /hr
Range: $20 - $82

$20

$82

$20 - $82 Range

Refinery29
3.2

Refinery29

Writer

$67,022

 /yr
Range: $56K - $71K

$56K

$71K

$55,606 - $70,715 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Writer - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $11 - $51

$11

$51

$11 - $51 Range

Ultius
3

Ultius

Writer - Hourly Contractor

$8

 /hr
Range: $3 - $25

$3

$25

$3 - $25 Range

Yusen Logistics
2.9

Yusen Logistics

Writer

$67,487

 /yr
Range: $63K - $83K

$63K

$83K

$62,768 - $82,894 Range

Motley Fool
4.6

Motley Fool

Writer - Contractor

$86,139

 /yr
Range: $43K - $142K

$43K

$142K

$42,884 - $142,028 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Writer - Hourly Contractor

$18

 /hr
Range: $9 - $49

$9

$49

$9 - $49 Range

Attorneys Online
2.8

Attorneys Online

Writer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $14 - $16

$14

$16

$14 - $16 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Writer

$63,177

 /yr
Range: $30K - $108K

$30K

$108K

$30,000 - $107,855 Range

BuzzFeed
3.5

BuzzFeed

Writer - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $15 - $39

$15

$39

$15 - $39 Range

Apple
4.3

Apple

Writer

$87,565

 /yr
Range: $15K - $133K

$15K

$133K

$15,013 - $132,668 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Writer salaries

The national average salary for a Writer is $56,930 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1540 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Writer in United States is $98,715 per year.

The lowest salary for a Writer in United States is $32,832 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.

$25
hourly
A Freelancer in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$70,000
per year
A Writer in the Hilton Head Island, SC Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Hilton Head Island, SC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A Freelancer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$40
hourly
A Writer in the Savannah, GA Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Savannah, GA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$40,000
per year
A Grant Writer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$50,000
per year
A Writer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$25
hourly
An Entertainment Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private