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Writer Salaries

1,308 SalariesUpdated May 8, 2021

Average Base Pay
$55,027 / yr
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How much does a Writer make?

The national average salary for a Writer is $55,027 in United States. Filter by location to see Writer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 1,308 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Writer employees.

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Writer - Hourly

Bustle

$18/hr

Range: $13 - $25

20 salaries

$18/hr
$13$25

Writer

CNN

$70,295/yr

Range: $49K - $106K

14 salaries

$70,295/yr
$49K$106K

Writer

LittleThings

$46,052/yr

Range: $42K - $50K

12 salaries

$46,052/yr
$42K$50K

Writer

Binder and Binder

$37,271/yr

Range: $37K - $43K

11 salaries

$37,271/yr
$37K$43K

Writer

Takuyo Corp

$48,420/yr

Range: $39K - $63K

11 salaries

$48,420/yr
$39K$63K

Writer

BuzzFeed

$46,460/yr

Range: $30K - $78K

9 salaries

$46,460/yr
$30K$78K

Writer

Freelancer

$50,549/yr

Range: $40K - $81K

9 salaries

$50,549/yr
$40K$81K

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Writer

Refinery29

$63,037/yr

Range: $54K - $68K

9 salaries

$63,037/yr
$54K$68K

Writer - Hourly

Attorneys Online

$13/hr

Range: $13 - $15

8 salaries

$13/hr
$13$15

Writer

Yusen Logistics

$64,255/yr

Range: $50K - $80K

8 salaries

$64,255/yr
$50K$80K

Writer - Monthly Contractor

Ultius

$1,645/mo

Range: $457 - $4K

8 salaries

$1,645/mo
$457$4K

Writer - Contractor

Motley Fool

$83,042/yr

Range: $41K - $137K

8 salaries

$83,042/yr
$41K$137K

Writer

Swan Thailand

$48,525/yr

Range: $26K - $102K

7 salaries

$48,525/yr
$26K$102K

Writer

Showbiz Cheat Sheet

$46,415/yr

Range: $42K - $58K

7 salaries

$46,415/yr
$42K$58K

Writer

GuideSpark

$55,478/yr

Range: $35K - $67K

7 salaries

$55,478/yr
$35K$67K

Writer

Becker's Healthcare

$37,491/yr

Range: $33K - $50K

7 salaries

$37,491/yr
$33K$50K

Writer

Self

$50,549/yr

Range: $20K - $106K

7 salaries

$50,549/yr
$20K$106K

Writer

Apple

$84,417/yr

Range: $14K - $128K

7 salaries

$84,417/yr
$14K$128K

Writer

University of Miami

$46,662/yr

Range: $40K - $55K

7 salaries

$46,662/yr
$40K$55K

Writer

Microsoft

$120,799/yr

Range: $100K - $129K

6 salaries

$120,799/yr
$100K$129K

Recent Salary Reports

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

$63,000
per year
A News Writer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $63,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$30
hourly
A Writer in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Freelance
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$28
hourly
A Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $28 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$50,000
per year
A Freelancer Writer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$55,000
per year
A Grant Writer in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$45
hourly
A Freelancer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $45 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$50,000
per year
A Writer in the New Haven, CT Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New Haven, CT Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private