Writer Salary in the United States

How much does a Writer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Writer in the United States is $24 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $21 and $29. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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Average Hourly Wage

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Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

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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 $21 to $29 with the average hourly pay of $24. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $21 to $30 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $25.

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