Writers and Authors Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Authors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,990
25th Percentile Wage
$33,920
50th Percentile Wage
$50,830
75th Percentile Wage
$68,720
90th Percentile Wage
$92,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors 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 authors is $92,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $26,990.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,830
-1.14% 17.06%
2016
$51,410
2.65% -
2015
$50,050
4.38% -
2014
$47,860
5.81% -
2013
$45,080
6.48% -
2012
$42,160
- -

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

The average salaries of writers and authors in eleven 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 authors occupations is the direct selling establishments industry with an annual salary $56,760. The lowest paying industry is the used merchandise stores industry (annual salary $19,100). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Direct Selling Establishments
$56,760
Nonstore Retailers
$53,860
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$53,780
Sporting Goods Stores
$44,190
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$32,830
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$30,070
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$29,260
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$28,680
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$19,880
Automobile Dealers
$19,590
Used Merchandise Stores
$19,100

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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