Writer Salaries in Chicago, IL

Salary estimated from 50 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: January 13, 2019
Average in Chicago, IL
$36.11 per hour
42% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$10.70
$76.35
Salary Distribution

How much does a Writer make in Chicago, IL?

The average salary for a Writer is $36.11 per hour in Chicago, IL, which is 42% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 50 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Writer employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Writer is less than 1 year.
Writer salaries by company in Chicago, IL
CompanyAverage salary
$55.00 per hour
$50.00 per hour
$40.00 per hour
$31.00 per hour
$25.00 per hour
$33.78 per hour
$160 per day
$40,000 per year
$500 per day
$52,000 per year
Writer salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$22.38 per hour
$17.08 per hour
$16.00 per hour
$69,822 per year
$44,502 per year

Writer job openings

Staff Writer
Rabbit Hole
Chicago, IL
Editorial Internship
Chicago Scene
Chicago, IL
Communications Specialist
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Creative Writer
Sphere Inc.
Chicago, IL
Copywriter
Lipman Hearne
Chicago, IL
Freelance Writer (blog posts and articles)
Red Leaf Media
Chicago, IL
Writer jobs in Chicago, IL