Writers and Authors Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for writers and authors in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of writers and authors among Florida metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Writers and Authors in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,270
25th Percentile Wage
$35,480
50th Percentile Wage
$51,080
75th Percentile Wage
$64,170
90th Percentile Wage
$87,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.11
25th Percentile Wage
$17.05
50th Percentile Wage
$24.56
75th Percentile Wage
$30.85
90th Percentile Wage
$42.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for writers and authors in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.05. The median hourly salary is $24.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.11.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,0805.23%7.81%
201548,4100.41%-
201448,2100.46%-
201347,9901.88%-
201247,090--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Writers and Authors in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Florida ranges from $29,330 to $97,910. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Florida is North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota with a median annual salary of $97,910. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (mean annual salary $57,090). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $29,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$97,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$57,090
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$56,100
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$54,260
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$53,990
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$50,730
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$50,180
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$48,870
Tallahassee
$45,050
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$42,990
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$34,970
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$32,860
Jacksonville
$29,330


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