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October 30, 2016

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Writer or Author Job Description

Writers and Authors Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material. Creative Writers Create original written works, such as plays or prose, for publication or performance.

Writer or Author Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Writer or Author is $38000 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $101795. The lowest salary reported was $13878. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Writer or Author is $13.95 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $19. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $8.9. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Writer or Author are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $500 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Writer or Author. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – n/a
Colorado – n/a
Michigan – n/a
Missouri – n/a
New York – $20,347 – $101,211
Ohio – n/a
Texas – $13,200 – $47,500

These are the highest paying cities for a Writer or Author. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Austin, Texas –
Denver, Colorado –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Writer or Author from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $38000 while in 2007 it was just $35240.54

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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69%

31%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 69% of Writer or Authors were females while 31% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Writer
$24,319 – $83,183
Reporter, Newspaper
$20,338 – $56,450

Future Jobs

Sr. Editor
$39,927 – $97,178
Associate Editor, Print
$27,838 – $54,977
Web Content Editor
$26,147 – $71,363


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