Freelancer salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 1,614 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Freelancers make?
The average total salary for a Freelancer is $26,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,614 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Freelancer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Freelancer salary can vary between $16,000 to $80,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Freelancer salary by location

Freelancer salary by company

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Entertainment Partners, Los Angeles County, CA
19 income tax records
$18K – $87K

Freelancer demographics in United States

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82% are single
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18% are married
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14% have kids
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30% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Freelancers in United States

1,614 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a freelancer in the United States is $26,500 per year. Freelancer salaries in the United States can vary between $16,000 to $80,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,614 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as freelancer.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for freelancers in the United States: Riverside Metro Area, CA ($36,500 a year), Atlanta Metro Area, GA ($34,500 a year), and Charlotte Metro Area, NC ($32,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.