The average hourly pay for a Ghost Writer is $47.50.
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Job Description for Ghost Writer
Ghost writers generally write books, articles, and other work for a well-known author. They usually do not receive credit for the work that is done, though they may occasionally be credited as a co-author or editor. Ghost writers are also commonly tasked with re-writing work for websites. They may work in a permanent position or on a freelance, per-job basis, which makes working from home a viable option. Hours are flexible, as well, though there are often deadlines which must be met, so it is …Read more
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Popular Skills for Ghost Writer
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Skills in Editing, Technical Writing and Online Research are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Ghost Writer
An early career Ghost Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49.13 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Ghost Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57.50 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $0.
Years of Experience
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