How much does a Ghost Writer make in the United States? The average Ghost Writer salary in the United States is $39,431 as of June 28, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $31,628 and $52,010. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Ghost Writer ?

A ghostwriter is a person who writes under someone else's name with their consent. Celebrities often employ ghostwriters to produce autobiographies. Ghost Writer or Ghostwriter may also refer to:...

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