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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $103,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $34,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors in the industry sector of finance and insurance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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

The average salaries of writers and authors in ten 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 other financial investment activities industry with an annual salary $78,370. The lowest paying industry is the agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities industry (annual salary $54,440). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Financial Investment Activities
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
Depository Credit Intermediation
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Insurance Carriers
Other Insurance Related Activities
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities

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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