Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Freelance Writer is $35.00
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 $20.48 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Freelance Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.00 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Freelance Writers Do?
Freelance writers work for a variety of clients to produce editorial, advertising, marketing, and other written materials. As independent contractors, freelancers typically work from a home office, but they may also work from libraries, coffee shops, or other spaces. Because their clients vary, freelance writers work for a variety of supervisors, most often for editors. They typically work alone, but may occasionally coordinate with photographers, art or graphic designers, and fellow writers, …Read more
- 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.