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Average Freelance Writer Hourly Pay in Canada

C$31.01
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The average hourly pay for a Freelance Writer in Canada is C$31.01.
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CA$15.57
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CA$31.01
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CA$73.70
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What Do Freelance Writers Do?

Freelance Writer Tasks
  • Conceptualize novels, books, stories, brochures, manuals, or television shows and create pitches or letters to market them.
  • Promote and distribute written documents.
  • Write books, websites, manuals, brochures or scripts, conducting research and working with editors.

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What Are Popular Skills for Freelance Writers?

Skills in Blogging, Copywriting and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing and Online Research.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Writers?

An early career Freelance Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$29.66 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Freelance Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$39.31 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Freelance Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$40.69 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$40.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 48 survey responses.
Early Career
37.5%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
27.1%
Late Career
12.5%