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Freelance Writer salary in United States

How much does a Freelance Writer make in the United States?

Average base salary


The average salary for a freelance writer is $25.37 per hour in the United States. 981 salaries reported, updated at June 14, 2022.

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Top companies for Freelance Writers in United States

  1. Mexico Lindo
    49 reviews5 salaries reported
    $60.62per hour
  2. $40.09per hour
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Highest paying cities for Freelance Writers in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $29.39 per hour
    44 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $27.52 per hour
    36 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $26.69 per hour
    30 salaries reported
  1. Portland, OR
    $26.39 per hour
    36 salaries reported
  2. Detroit, MI
    $26.34 per hour
    33 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $25.90 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $25.87 per hour
    33 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $24.97 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  3. Ann Arbor, MI
    $24.91 per hour
    6 salaries reported
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 92 ratings

36% of Freelance Writers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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