An Experienced Freelance Writer earns an average wage of $34.25 per hour.

$11,960 - $96,958
$12K
$48K
$97K
MEDIAN: $48,000
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50%
90%

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$14.93 - $73.40
$15
$34
$73
MEDIAN: $34.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$11,960 - $96,958  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,516 - $131,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.93 - $73.40  
   
Overtime
$10.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,516 - $131,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Key Stats for Freelance Writer

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
10-19 years
79%
20 years or more
21%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Freelance Writer Salaries

Online Research
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Copywriting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Blogging
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 90%
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