Independent Contractor salary in the United States

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Based on 2,286 income tax records
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How much do Independent Contractors make?
The average total salary for a Independent Contractor is $24,000 per year. This is based on data from 2,286 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Independent Contractor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Independent Contractor salary can vary between $16,000 to $75,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Independent Contractor salary by location

Independent Contractor salary by company

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Independent Contractor demographics in United States

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71% are single
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29% are married
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32% have kids
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45% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Independent Contractors in United States

2,286 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a independent contractor in the United States is $24,000 per year. Independent contractor salaries in the United States can vary between $16,000 to $75,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 2,286 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as independent contractor.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for independent contractors in the United States: Columbus Metro Area, OH ($31,500 a year), Orlando Metro Area, FL ($31,500 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($31,000 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.