Writers and Editors Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,850
25th Percentile Wage
$44,680
50th Percentile Wage
$59,490
75th Percentile Wage
$77,700
90th Percentile Wage
$98,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and editors in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $98,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and editors is $34,850.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,4901.03%7.04%
201558,880-0.14%-
201458,9605.51%-
201355,7100.74%-
201255,300--

Compare Writers and Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of writers and editors in 22 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $78,210. The lowest paying industry is the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (annual salary $41,980). For detailed writers and editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$78,210
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$75,400
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$70,730
Hospitals - Privately owned
$68,810
Outpatient Care Centers
$68,410
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$67,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$67,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$66,450
Offices of Physicians
$66,010
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$65,990
Hospitals - State government owned
$64,790
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$61,930
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$61,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$61,290
Hospitals - Local government owned
$61,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$61,140
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$59,080
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$55,200
Social Assistance
$49,140
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$48,100
Individual and Family Services
$47,120
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$41,980

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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