Writers and Editors Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,560
25th Percentile Wage
$37,380
50th Percentile Wage
$52,220
75th Percentile Wage
$69,120
90th Percentile Wage
$92,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and editors in the industry sector of retail 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 editors is $92,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and editors is $28,560.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,220
0.84% 8.96%
2016
$51,780
1.47% -
2015
$51,020
5.23% -
2014
$48,350
-3.25% -
2013
$49,920
4.77% -
2012
$47,540
- -

Compare Writers and Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of writers and editors in 16 industries in the retail 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 editors occupations is the health and personal care stores industry with an annual salary $64,830. The lowest paying industry is the used merchandise stores industry (annual salary $19,560). For detailed writers and editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Health and Personal Care Stores
$64,830
Health and Personal Care Stores
$64,830
Direct Selling Establishments
$54,870
Book Stores and News Dealers
$54,730
Nonstore Retailers
$53,480
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$53,430
Automobile Dealers
$49,150
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$46,760
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$46,760
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$45,160
Sporting Goods Stores
$44,190
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$39,610
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$32,260
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$30,000
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$28,840
Used Merchandise Stores
$19,560

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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