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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Writer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$67,794 / yrTotal Pay
$50,390 / yrBase Pay
$17,404 / yrAdditional Pay

$67,794

 / yr
$28K$187K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Writer is $67,794 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $50,390 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 $17,404 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. The typical Writer salary is $50,390. Salaries can range from $27,757 - $187,461. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Writer in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $67,794.

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$67,794 /yr
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$99,606 /yr
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$91,703 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Writer?

Some related job titles are Editorial Salaries with median pay of $97,047, Reporter Salaries with median pay of $75,365, Writing Salaries with median pay of $72,251, Content Writer Salaries with median pay of $65,099.

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Bustle
3.5

Bustle

Writer - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $15 - $27

$15

$27

$15 - $27 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

$66,072

 /yr
Range: $30K - $213K

$30K

$213K

$30,000 - $212,714 Range

$51,878

 /yr
Range: $30K - $128K

$30K

$128K

$30,000 - $128,365 Range

Freelancer
4.2

$55,307

 /yr
Range: $21K - $126K

$21K

$126K

$21,192 - $125,848 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Writer - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $7 - $67

$7

$67

$7 - $67 Range

CNN
3.6

CNN

Writer

$77,920

 /yr
Range: $53K - $114K

$53K

$114K

$52,597 - $114,376 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Writer - Hourly Contractor

$43

 /hr
Range: $19 - $103

$19

$103

$19 - $103 Range

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4.4

$55,888

 /yr
Range: $16K - $262K

$16K

$262K

$16,282 - $261,643 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Writer - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $2 - $62

$2

$62

$2 - $62 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Writer - Hourly Contractor

$30

 /hr
Range: $9 - $126

$9

$126

$9 - $126 Range

Freelance
4.3

Freelance

Writer

$69,726

 /yr
Range: $27K - $174K

$27K

$174K

$27,299 - $174,038 Range

1.0

$52,421

 /yr
Range: $43K - $69K

$43K

$69K

$42,677 - $68,692 Range

Ultius
3.2

Ultius

Writer - Hourly Contractor

$8

 /hr
Range: $3 - $26

$3

$26

$3 - $26 Range

Freelancer
4.2

$54,945

 /yr
Range: $31K - $113K

$31K

$113K

$31,312 - $112,570 Range

Binder and Binder
2.2

$40,351

 /yr
Range: $40K - $46K

$40K

$46K

$39,592 - $46,417 Range

LittleThings
3.1

$47,516

 /yr
Range: $45K - $54K

$45K

$54K

$45,445 - $54,104 Range

FOX News
3.6

FOX News

Writer

$79,404

 /yr
Range: $61K - $92K

$61K

$92K

$60,820 - $91,877 Range

Refinery29
4.0

$69,952

 /yr
Range: $58K - $74K

$58K

$74K

$58,036 - $73,806 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Writer

$91,393

 /yr
Range: $16K - $139K

$16K

$139K

$15,669 - $139,060 Range

Motley Fool
4.4

Motley Fool

Writer - Contractor

$105,900

 /yr
Range: $45K - $148K

$45K

$148K

$44,759 - $148,237 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Freelancer in United States of America

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$2,000

/moAvg Base Salary

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

$69,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$20,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$114,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr

8 days ago by a User Experience Writer with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Writer salaries

The national average salary for a Writer is $56,986 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1531 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Writer in United States is $98,852 per year.

The lowest salary for a Writer in United States is $32,851 per year.

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