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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 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 $97,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $29,430.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of writers and authors in eight 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 miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $45,450). 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|| |
|Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers|| |
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods|| |
|Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers|| |
|Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers|| |
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods|| |
|Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers|| |
|Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .