Writers and Authors Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Authors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,490
25th Percentile Wage
$47,050
50th Percentile Wage
$67,580
75th Percentile Wage
$91,000
90th Percentile Wage
$109,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors 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 authors is $109,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $33,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,580
-11.85% 6.24%
2016
$75,590
-0.49% -
2015
$75,960
5.60% -
2014
$71,710
4.24% -
2013
$68,670
7.73% -
2012
$63,360
- -

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

The average salaries of writers and authors in eleven 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 authors occupations is the computer and electronic product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $82,340. The lowest paying industry is the chemical manufacturing industry (annual salary $46,540). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$82,340
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$81,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$81,770
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$70,610
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$58,470
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$56,710
Printing and Related Support Activities
$55,340
Printing and Related Support Activities
$55,340
Chemical Manufacturing
$53,840
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$47,570
Chemical Manufacturing
$46,540

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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