Average Writer Salary

$49,877
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,625
Bonus
$9,999
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The average salary for a Writer is $49,877.
10%
$31k
MEDIAN
$50k
90%
$85k
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What Do Writers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Writer

3.9 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Writers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation, Marketing Communications, Online Research, Copywriting and Editing.

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 $39,704 based on 56 salaries. An early career Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,603 based on 337 salaries. A mid-career Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,603 based on 191 salaries. An experienced Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,699 based on 149 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,796.
Employees with Writer in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 47.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (27.9% more) and San Francisco, California (25.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 855 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.5%
Early Career
39.4%
Mid Career
22.3%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
14.3%