Writers and Authors Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Authors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,700
25th Percentile Wage
$40,210
50th Percentile Wage
$55,330
75th Percentile Wage
$71,540
90th Percentile Wage
$93,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $93,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $29,700.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,330
0.81% 9.52%
2016
$54,880
-0.16% -
2015
$54,970
2.02% -
2014
$53,860
5.01% -
2013
$51,160
2.15% -
2012
$50,060
- -

Compare Writers and Authors Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of writers and authors in 14 industries in the wholesale trade 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 paper and paper product merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $75,290. The lowest paying industry is the machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $44,880). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$75,290
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$62,100
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$59,600
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$58,820
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$58,210
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$58,210
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$56,480
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,110
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$53,060
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,750
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$51,560
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$51,190
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$45,450
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$44,880

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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