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Writer salary in United States

How much does a Writer make in the United States?

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The average salary for a writer is $25.10 per hour in the United States. 1.1k salaries reported, updated at August 12, 2022.

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Top companies for Writers in United States

  1. SM&A
    22 reviews194 salaries reported
    $66.81per hour
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Highest paying cities for Writers in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $29.08 per hour
    33 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $29.06 per hour
    31 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $27.54 per hour
    15 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $27.23 per hour
    35 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $26.89 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  3. Fort Lee, VA
    $26.48 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $26.00 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $25.64 per hour
    27 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $24.73 per hour
    9 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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