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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .