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
$42,800
25th Percentile Wage
$55,030
50th Percentile Wage
$71,780
75th Percentile Wage
$92,170
90th Percentile Wage
$115,610

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 $115,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and editors is $42,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and editors in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,780
3.47% 11.26%
2016
$69,290
0.88% -
2015
$68,680
0.39% -
2014
$68,410
3.07% -
2013
$66,310
3.94% -
2012
$63,700
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Compare Writers and Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of writers and editors in 56 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 soap, cleaning compound, and toilet preparation manufacturing industry (annual salary $47,540). 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
$84,470
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$80,230
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$77,000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$76,150
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$74,620
Chemical Manufacturing
$74,490
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$74,040
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$73,350
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$73,340
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$72,930
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$72,830
Chemical Manufacturing
$71,240
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$69,920
Other Food Manufacturing
$68,570
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$68,350
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$68,140
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$67,930
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$67,650
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$67,650
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$67,540
Ship and Boat Building
$66,520
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$65,780
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$65,450
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$63,920
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$63,530
Food Manufacturing
$63,520
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$62,770
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$62,290
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$62,170
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$61,830
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$61,520
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$61,090
Machinery Manufacturing
$60,730
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$60,700
Machinery Manufacturing
$60,100
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,860
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,560
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$59,310
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$58,660
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$58,470
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$58,090
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$57,980
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$57,740
Wood Product Manufacturing
$56,900
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$56,900
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$56,880
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$56,360
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$55,080
Chemical Manufacturing
$54,260
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$53,920
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$53,840
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,540
Printing and Related Support Activities
$50,210
Printing and Related Support Activities
$50,210
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$49,340
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$47,540

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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