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Freelance writer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $22.77
Low $9.17
High $56.52

The average salary for a freelance writer is $22.77 per hour in the United States. 222 salaries reported, updated at September 18, 2023

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Top companies for Freelance Writers in United States

  1. 2A Consulting
    18 reviews5 salaries reported
    $40.09per hour
  2. $22.36per hour
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Highest paying cities for Freelance Writers near United States

  1. Atlanta, GA
    $35.74 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $27.76 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $27.30 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $25.23 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $24.41 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $22.48 per hour
    49 salaries reported
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
    $22.13 per hour
    53 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $21.99 per hour
    57 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $18.57 per hour
    5 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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