Writer Salary

How much does a Writer make?

The average Writer in the US makes $69,852. The average bonus for a Writer is $2,857 which represents 4% of their salary, with 29% of people reporting that they receive a bonus each year. Writers make the most in San Francisco at $100,675, averaging total compensation 44% greater than the US average.

U.S. Average

$69,852
$12,881$345,665
Base Salary
$66,995
Bonus
$2,857
Get Bonus
29%

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The average writer in the US makes $69,852

Salary Ranges for Writers

The salaries of Writers in the US range from $12,881 to $345,665 , with a median salary of $62,120 . The middle 57% of Writers makes between $62,120 and $155,909, with the top 86% making $345,665.

How much tax will you have to pay as a Writer

For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 22%. After a federal tax rate of 22% has been taken out, Writers could expect to have a take-home pay of $58,545/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $2,439*.

* assuming bi-monthly pay period. Taxes estimated using tax rates for a single filer using 2018 federal and state tax tables. Metro-specific taxes are not considered in calculations. This data is intended to be an estimate, not prescriptive financial or tax advice.

Recent Salary Records for Writer

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  • A Caucasian Male Writer reported making $50,000 per year in Los Angeles at a company with 201-500 Employees in Marketing, Advertising and Research industry.

    3 months ago · $50,000· 201-500 Employees· Los Angeles, CA

  • A Writer reported making $60,000 per year

    9 months ago · $60,000

  • A Writer reported making $55,000 per year in Los Angeles

    a year ago · $55,000· Los Angeles, CA

  • A Writer reported making $70,000 per year in Houston

    a year ago · $70,000· Houston, TX

  • A Writer reported making $70,000 per year

    a year ago · $70,000

  • A Writer reported making $50,000 per year in New York City

    a year ago · $50,000· New York City, NY

  • A Writer reported making $60,000 per year in New York City

    a year ago · $60,000· New York City, NY

  • A Writer reported making $52,000 per year

    a year ago · $52,000

  • A Writer reported making $44,000 per year

    a year ago · $44,000

  • A Writer reported making $64,000 per year in Los Angeles

    a year ago · $64,000· Los Angeles, CA

Quality of Life for Writer

With a take-home pay of roughly $4,879/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $2,506/mo**, a Writer would pay 51.37% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent.

** This rental cost was derived according to an online report at Apartment List
*** Average cost of living was acquired from Numbeo's Cost of Living Index

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