Average Mid-Career Freelance Writer Hourly Pay

$24.97
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$12.23
MEDIAN
$24.97
90%
$53.59

The average hourly pay for a Freelance Writer is $24.97

Hourly Rate
$12 - $54
Bonus
$0 - $3k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $23k
Total Pay
$24k - $107k
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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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Gender Breakdown

Female
78.7%
Male
19.7%
Prefer to self-define
1.6%
This data is based on 61 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

4%

Dental

3%

Vision

1%

None

96%