Writers and Authors Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

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

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Authors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,280
25th Percentile Wage
$49,880
50th Percentile Wage
$67,410
75th Percentile Wage
$86,530
90th Percentile Wage
$106,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in the industry sector of finance and insurance. 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 $106,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $35,280.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,410
0.04% 8.77%
2016
$67,380
3.65% -
2015
$64,920
-1.80% -
2014
$66,090
1.95% -
2013
$64,800
5.09% -
2012
$61,500
- -

Compare Writers and Authors Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of writers and authors in 16 industries in the finance and insurance 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 securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities industry with an annual salary $81,830. The lowest paying industry is the insurance agencies and brokerages industry (annual salary $41,780). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$81,830
Other Financial Investment Activities
$78,370
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$72,930
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$72,360
Depository Credit Intermediation
$69,660
Other Insurance Related Activities
$68,110
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$66,050
Insurance Carriers
$64,780
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$64,060
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$63,420
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$61,920
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$61,860
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$59,260
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$56,550
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$53,070
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$41,780

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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