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Average Writer Salary

$50,151
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,542
Bonus
$9,999
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The average salary for a Writer is $50,151.
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$31k
MEDIAN
$50k
90%
$87k
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$425 - $21k
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$28k - $96k
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What Do Writers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Writer

4.1 out of 5
(93)
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What Are Popular Skills for Writers?

Skills in Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation, Marketing Communications, Online Research and Copywriting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Writers?

An entry-level Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,548 based on 58 salaries. An early career Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,015 based on 335 salaries. A mid-career Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,353 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,354 based on 145 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,387.
Employees with Writer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (27.2% more) and New York, New York (21.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (12.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 816 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Early Career
41.1%
Mid Career
21.9%
Experienced
17.8%
Late Career
12.1%