How much does a Writer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Writer in the United States is $27 as of November 23, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $23 and $32. 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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Valkyrie Enterprises - Virginia Beach , VA
Senior Technical Writer This position has the possibility of 100% remote work. Purpose : * Valkyrie Enterprises is seeking a Senior Technical Writer who will develop moderately complex technical ...
Upward.net - 2 days ago
ThisWay Global - Alexandria , VA
The Technical Writer will support the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing (HPC) Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) and Cross Center located in northern Virginia. The roles ...
LinkedIn - 3 days ago
Allegient Defense - Arlington , VA
Technical Writer- Business Development ARLINGTON, VA ( Apply Job Type Full-time Description Allegient Defense is a Small Business providing technically oriented services from program management to ...
Upward.net - 5 days ago
Chenega Corporation - Fort Belvoir , VA
Summary Tester/Technical Writer Ft. Belvoir, VA Are you ready to enhance your skills and build your career in a rapidly evolving business climate? Are you looking for a career where professional ...
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CACI International Inc. - Chantilly , VA
Technical Writer / Editor Job Category: Project and Program Management Time Type: Full time Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph Employee Type: Regular Percentage of Travel ...
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The Graduate Center, CUNY - Blacksburg , VA
Advancement Writer Advancement is seeking a passionate writer to inform and inspire Hokie alumni and donors. The advancement writer will be responsible for crafting marketing copy for a variety of ...
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