How much does a Writer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Writer in the United States is $25 as of September 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $21 and $30. Hourly rate 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Writer?

A Writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and essays as well as various reports and news articles that may be of interest to the public. Writers' texts are published across a range of media. Skilled writers who are able to use language to express ideas well, often contribute significantly to the cultural content of a society. The term "Writer" is also used elsewhere in the arts – such as songwriter – bu...

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Leidos - Fort Belvoir , VA
The Defense group at Leidos is currently seeking a Technical Writer to join the team in Ft. Belvoir, VA. JOB SUMMARY Leidos Defense in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is looking ...
Appcast Agency - 34 days ago
Koniag Services, Inc. - 22042 , VA
KMS has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Writer to support DHA client, supporting a clinical support delivery team. This is a direct, full-time position supporting KMS and our government ...
Dice.com - 11 days ago
BlueAlly Services, LLC - 22081 , VA
BlueAlly is looking for Technical Writer (Visio) in Merrifield, VA Required Some kind of technicalIT background. Conceptual understanding of modern IT entitiesterms Cloud, on-prem, IP address, IP ...
Dice.com - 5 days ago
Creative IT Inc - Falls Church , VA
Title Proposal writer Editor Location Falls Church, VA Roles and Responsibilities As a Proposal Editor, you will set the pace for continuous improvement of proposal content across all our Business ...
Dice.com - 5 days ago
ICONMA - Richmond , VA
Title Technical Writer Location Richmond, VA Duration 4+ Months Contract Description Assistance in documenting processes and updating processes utilizing word. Anticipating system change from ...
Dice.com - 7 days ago
Assurance Technology Corporation - Stafford , VA
Technical Writer and Editor needed at our facility located in Stafford, VA. This position requires that the candidate collaborate with fellow team members to identify, plan, coordinate, and develop ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
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