Average Freelance Writer Hourly Pay in United Kingdom

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The average hourly pay for a Freelance Writer in United Kingdom is £17.50.
MEDIAN £17.50
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Hourly Rate
£3 - £40
Total Pay
£7,010 - £81,429

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Job Description for Freelance Writer

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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Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Writer

An early career Freelance Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £19.65 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Freelance Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £32.50 based on 6 salaries.

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Years of Experience

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