Writers and Editors Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of writers and editors in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare writers and editors salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,990
25th Percentile Wage
$45,610
50th Percentile Wage
$58,380
75th Percentile Wage
$74,160
90th Percentile Wage
$93,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and editors in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $93,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and editors is $33,990.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,3802.77%9.37%
201556,7602.84%-
201455,1502.32%-
201353,8701.78%-
201252,910--

Compare Writers and Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of writers and editors in 22 industries in the educational services 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $73,090. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools industry (annual salary $48,830). For detailed writers and editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$73,090
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$65,110
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$64,680
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$61,390
Educational Services - Privately owned
$60,590
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$60,340
Educational Support Services
$60,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$59,980
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$59,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$58,950
Educational Services
$58,380
Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,000
Other Schools and Instruction
$57,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$57,900
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$57,890
Junior colleges - State government owned
$57,300
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$53,560
Educational Services - State government owned
$53,500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$53,380
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$53,200
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$48,990
Technical and Trade Schools
$48,830

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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