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
$28,800
25th Percentile Wage
$38,010
50th Percentile Wage
$51,780
75th Percentile Wage
$68,910
90th Percentile Wage
$93,030

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 $93,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and editors is $28,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of writers and editors in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,7801.47%8.19%
201551,0205.23%-
201448,350-3.25%-
201349,9204.77%-
201247,540--

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

The average salaries of writers and editors in twelve 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 direct selling establishments industry with an annual salary $54,760. 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
Direct Selling Establishments
$54,760
Nonstore Retailers
$52,960
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$52,900
Book Stores and News Dealers
$52,070
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$50,040
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$46,760
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$46,760
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$45,650
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$32,260
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$30,000
Automobile Dealers
$19,590
Used Merchandise Stores
$19,560

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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