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Freelancer salary in the United States

Average salary
$26,500/yr
Average per year
$26,500
Average per year
$26,500
$15,500
Based on 679 income tax records
$76,000
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Average per year
$26,500
Average per year
$26,500
$15,500
Based on 679 income tax records
$76,000
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
37 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$23K – $59K
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New York Metro Area, NY
159 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$21K – $46K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
14 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$23K – $38K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
100 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$22K – $40K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
20 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$18K – $33K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
18 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$22K – $46K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
14 income tax records
$24,500/yr
$20K – $34K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
14 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$22K – $39K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
19 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$21K – $35K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
10 income tax records
$20,500/yr
$19K – $23K

Freelancer demographics

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87% are single
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13% are married
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13% have kids
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23% own a home

Freelancer salaries by age

$0
$7,750
$15,500
$23,250
$31,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Freelancers

679 full-time salaries from 2019
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**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.