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 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $22 and $31. 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...

Source: Wikipedia (as of 09/06/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

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ICF - Arlington , VA
Enjoy helping organizations tell stories by creative writing? We are currently hiring aWriter responsible for developing content for a government organization focused on cybersecurity. In this role ...
ICF General - 9 days ago
Flynn Life Sciences Group, Inc. - Richmond , VA
PRINCIPAL MEDICAL WRITER (REMOTE) The principal medical writer serves as subject matter expert on clinical protocols, protocol amendments, clinical study reports, Investigator's Brochures, and ...
LinkedIn - 7 days ago
Eventus - Richmond , VA
Senior Technical Writer Eventus is a leading global provider of multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk solutions. Our clients include tier-1 banks, broker-dealers, futures commission ...
LinkedIn - 11 days ago
Peraton - Stafford , VA
Responsibilities Peraton is seeking a Technical Writer/Editor to provide support to the United States Marine Corps Operations in Stafford, VA. If you are interested in supporting a critical mission ...
Peraton - 15 days ago
Eliassen Group - McLean , VA
We're looking for a Marketing Content Writer to support our Fortune 500 media client. You will create white papers, infographics, and product briefs for potential federal government clients. This is ...
LinkedIn - 11 days ago
IntePros Federal - Alexandria , VA
We are seeking a Technical Writer and Knowledge Management Specialist to support our customer in Alexandria, VA. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Provide technical writing ...
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
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Average Hourly Wage

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Writer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Writer ranges from $22 to $31 with the average hourly pay of $25. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $22 to $31 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $26.

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