10 High-Paying Freelance Jobs

10 High-Paying Freelance Jobs

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Accountant

Average Pay: $38/hour Accountants maintain financial records and record financial transactions. Handling ledger accounts, preparing balance sheets and P&L statements, and creating financial reports are some common duties. A bachelor’s degree is required and a CPA certification will help you command more money

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Account Executive

Average Pay: $43/hour Account execs create relationships with new accounts and work to increase business opportunities for companies and clients. This role may provide sales quotes and handle requests for proposals. A proven track record and a few years of experience will earn freelancers a higher rate.

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Copywriter

Average Pay: $38/hour Experienced copywriters will write copy for advertising and marketing initiatives. They may write ad copy, taglines, emails, articles, newsletters, and ebooks. Knowledge of SEO and a strong portfolio can make a positive impression on employers hiring remote copywriters and will help a copywriter earn the highest pay.

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Graphic Designer

Average Pay: $36/hour Graphic designers with a few years experience can find high-paying freelance jobs. This role creates art and visual materials for packaging, websites, ads, and films. A bachelor’s degree and a strong portfolio are a must.

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PR Manager

Average Pay: $52/hour PR managers maintain the public image for an employer or client. Writing and distributing press releases, working with media outlets, and managing social media are a few ways this is done. To work as a PR manager, typically five or more years of experience is desired.

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Professor

Average Pay: $41/hour Due to the growth of online education and eLearning platforms, professors can find high-paying freelance jobs to teach one class, or teach on an ongoing basis. Many of these roles are virtual. A professor will often need a master’s degree and will plan course curricula, provide support, assess student progress, and more.

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Programmer

Average Pay: $38/hour Programmers create code and software applications for operating systems. Programmer’s code converts designs into instructions for computers to follow. The ability to write programs in different computer languages, such as C++ and Java is required.

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Software Developer

Average Pay: $42/hour One of the most common high-paying freelance jobs, this role involves designing and developing software programs by coding, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting. Knowledge of HTML, PHP, and XML is often needed. Having a strong portfolio of past work will help you earn a higher rate.

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Technical Writer

Average Pay: $41/hour A technical writer with a few years of experience under their belt and certifications related to their expertise can command the highest wages. This role helps make complex and technical information clearer by writing instruction manuals, guides, journals, and documents.

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Web Developer

Average Pay: $35/hour Web developers design and create websites, taking responsibility for the look of a site and its functionality. Web developers will write code, use programming languages, integrate graphics and audio, and meet with clients to discuss needs.

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