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The mean annual salary for writers who worked at advertising, public relations, and related services firms was $75,880 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest paid 10 percent of all writers earned less than $31,700, while the highest paid 10 percent earned $121,670 or more. In addition to their salaries, many writers earn some income from freelance work. Part-time freelancers may earn from $5,000 to $15,000 a year. Freelance earnings vary widely. Full-time, established freelance writers may earn up to $100,000 or more per year.

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