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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$34,330|
|25th Percentile Wage||$46,160|
|50th Percentile Wage||$58,740|
|75th Percentile Wage||$74,740|
|90th Percentile Wage||$94,310|
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 $94,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $34,330.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of writers and authors 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 authors occupations is the elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $62,980. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - privately owned industry (annual salary $39,140). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned|| |
|Elementary and Secondary Schools|| |
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned|| |
|Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned|| |
|Junior colleges - State government owned|| |
|Other Schools and Instruction|| |
|Educational Services - Privately owned|| |
|Other schools and instruction - Privately owned|| |
|Business Schools and Computer and Management Training|| |
|Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned|| |
|Educational Services - Local government owned|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools|| |
|Educational Support Services - Privately owned|| |
|Educational Support Services|| |
|Junior colleges - Local government owned|| |
|Educational Services - State government owned|| |
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned|| |
|Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)|| |
|Technical and Trade Schools|| |
|Technical and trade schools - Privately owned|| |
|Junior colleges - Privately owned|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .