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Writer salary in United States

How much does a Writer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $24.63
Low $16.22
High $37.41
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a writer is $24.63 per hour in the United States. 1.1k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2022

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Top companies for Writers in United States

  1. SM&A
    22 reviews195 salaries reported
    $66.89per hour
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Highest paying cities for Writers near United States

  1. Austin, TX
    $40.16 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $33.58 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $31.49 per hour
    32 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $28.47 per hour
    35 salaries reported
  2. Hollywood, FL
    $23.70 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $23.19 per hour
    52 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $22.66 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  2. Fort Lee, VA
    $20.63 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $19.29 per hour
    20 salaries reported
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Where can a Writer earn more?

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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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