Freelance Writer in Los Angeles Salary

A Freelance Writer in Los Angeles, California earns an average wage of $22.50 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Copywriting and Online Research.

$13.75 - $67.50
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$21
$68
MEDIAN: $21.25
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$25,826 - $127,456  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
4.8%

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Key Stats for Freelance Writer

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Freelance Writer Salaries

Experienced
▲50%

National Average
$42,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Freelance Writer Salaries

Copywriting
▲23%

Online Research
▲12%

Editing
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Blogging
▼10%

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 91%
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