Writers and Authors Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Authors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,320
25th Percentile Wage
$43,240
50th Percentile Wage
$57,050
75th Percentile Wage
$73,260
90th Percentile Wage
$92,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors 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 authors is $92,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $28,320.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,0503.51%8.26%
201555,0503.42%-
201453,1702.67%-
201351,750-1.14%-
201252,340--

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

The average salaries of writers and authors in 21 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 authors occupations is the business schools and computer and management training industry with an annual salary $66,370. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $50,890). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$66,370
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$66,370
Junior colleges - State government owned
$62,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$60,690
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,700
Other Schools and Instruction
$58,870
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$58,700
Educational Services - Privately owned
$58,640
Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$58,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$57,080
Educational Services
$57,050
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$55,610
Educational Support Services
$55,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$55,180
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$52,430
Educational Services - State government owned
$52,300
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$51,760
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$51,500
Technical and Trade Schools
$50,890
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$50,890

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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