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Ghostwriter Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $12.50 $25.00 $30.00
  Annual Wage $27,500 $61,000 $73,000
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Ghostwriting provides writers the opportunity to write for large audiences, receive good pay, write about a variety of topics, meet interesting people, and enjoy a flexible schedule. Ghostwriters typically do not receive credit for their work. They often will write for other authors and writers.