Screenwriters on Upwork cost US$30–US$56/hr

Learn about common cost factors to budget your hiring on the world's work marketplace.
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US$30 US$56

Median hourly rates (USD)*

How much does it cost to hire a screenwriter?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced screenwriter may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their screenwriter services more competitively. 

Rates typically charged by screenwriters on Upwork are:

  • Beginner: $30 per hour
  • Intermediate: $46 per hour
  • Advanced: $95 per hour

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

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