How much does a resume writer cost?

Average cost in 20149: $110 See National


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The average cost for a resume writer is $110. You are likely to spend between $70 and $175 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated May 1st, 2017

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Resume writing services are available for people in any stage of their career, from those seeking entry-level positions to top-level executives. Resume writers provide services for almost any industry, including healthcare, sales and marketing, financial services, education, information technology, e-commerce, manufacturing, retail and more. A variety of factors affect the cost of resume writing services.


The higher the job level or the more complex the person’s experience, the more time and expertise required to custom-create an effective resume. Many resume writing service companies offer tiered pricing at three main levels: entry, professional and executive. Here’s Apex Career Services’ tiered pricing:

  • Entry level: $159

    • For recent graduates or those with up to three years of work experience
  • Professional: $259

    • For those in mid-career development
  • Executive: $359

    • For directors, medical doctors, attorneys, etc. seeking high-level placement

Specialized knowledge

If advanced knowledge in an area such as science, the military services or IT is necessary to write a targeted resume, the client will likely pay a premium for that expertise.

Set rates

Resume writers may charge set rates, regardless of a client’s professional level. For example, ARC Resumes asks a set rate of $127 for a resume makeover, using the client’s pre-existing format. This fee includes a phone consultation, resume makeover and a unique cover letter.


Resume writers with specialized experience, advanced degrees or an outstanding reputation may charge higher prices for their services.

Rush fees

Quick turnaround requests typically increase the overall cost of resume writing services. Apex Career Services charges an additional $100 for same-day services, $75 for two-day service or $50 for three-day delivery on an entry-level resume writing request. The rush costs increase if the resume writing requirements are more complicated or time-consuming.


Purchasing multiple services at once generally reduces the overall cost per service. For example, Apex Career Services provides entry-level resume writing services, with the following add-on packages offered at reduced rates as more services are bundled together. Prices increase with higher-level professional resume requests:

  • LinkedIn profile rewrite: $99

  • LinkedIn profile, cover letter and thank you letters: $298

  • LinkedIn profile, cover letter, thank you letters and one-hour of career coaching: $377

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