Writers and Editors Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of writers and editors in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare writers and editors salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and editors in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) writers and editors is $107,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and editors is $41,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of writers and editors in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Writers and Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of writers and editors in 35 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for writers and editors occupations is the computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $84,470. The lowest paying industry is the printing and related support activities industry (annual salary $43,400). For detailed writers and editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for writers and editors.