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Writer salary in United States

How much does a Writer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $27.92
Low $18.10
High $43.07
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a writer is $27.92 per hour in the United States. 1.7k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Top companies for Writers in United States

  1. SM&A
    22 reviews188 salaries reported
    $67.32per hour
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Highest paying cities for Writers near United States

  1. Dallas, TX
    $59.30 per hour
    61 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $57.48 per hour
    60 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $40.02 per hour
    105 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $31.69 per hour
    33 salaries reported
  2. Nashville, TN
    $29.73 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $28.67 per hour
    77 salaries reported
  1. San Francisco, CA
    $26.01 per hour
    25 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $25.91 per hour
    50 salaries reported
  3. Fort Lee, VA
    $21.80 per hour
    6 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Writers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 262 ratings

45% of Writers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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