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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Nonstore Retailers|| |
|Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses|| |
|Sporting Goods Stores|| |
|Miscellaneous Store Retailers|| |
|Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers|| |
|Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores|| |
|Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores|| |
|Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers|| |
|Automobile Dealers|| |
|Used Merchandise Stores|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .