A Freelance Writer with Copywriting skills earns an average wage of $25.94 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$14,838 - $65,436
$15K
$35K
$65K
MEDIAN: $34,856
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50%
90%

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$11.98 - $67.92
$12
$26
$68
MEDIAN: $25.94
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$14,838 - $65,436  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
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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$21,332 - $121,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $67.92  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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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$21,332 - $121,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Writer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Freelance Writer

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Freelance Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 103%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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