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 amongst Florida cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,700
25th Percentile Wage
$34,790
50th Percentile Wage
$49,580
75th Percentile Wage
$63,420
90th Percentile Wage
$87,380

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 $87,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,580
-3.03% 5.02%
2016
$51,080
5.23% -
2015
$48,410
0.41% -
2014
$48,210
0.46% -
2013
$47,990
1.88% -
2012
$47,090
- -

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 $29,300 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 $59,140). The lowest paying area is Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach with a median annual salary of $29,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$97,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$59,140
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$55,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$52,540
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$51,980
Gainesville
$51,170
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$50,180
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$48,610
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$48,040
Tallahassee
$45,050
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$43,690
Jacksonville
$33,290
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$32,860
Port St Lucie
$32,530
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$29,300




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