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
$34,150
25th Percentile Wage
$43,420
50th Percentile Wage
$58,100
75th Percentile Wage
$77,340
90th Percentile Wage
$97,280

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 $97,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and editors is $34,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and editors in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,100
-2.39% 4.82%
2016
$59,490
1.03% -
2015
$58,880
-0.14% -
2014
$58,960
5.51% -
2013
$55,710
0.74% -
2012
$55,300
- -

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

The average salaries of writers and editors in 29 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 $80,880. The lowest paying industry is the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (annual salary $41,120). 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
$80,880
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$76,810
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$74,120
Offices of Physicians
$70,370
Hospitals - Privately owned
$69,920
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$69,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$69,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$68,190
Hospitals - State government owned
$68,140
Hospitals - Local government owned
$65,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$65,080
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$63,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$63,900
Outpatient Care Centers
$60,520
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$59,860
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$59,860
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$58,440
Child Day Care Services
$56,870
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$56,860
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$55,270
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$55,160
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$54,590
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$53,060
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$51,910
Other Residential Care Facilities
$48,620
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$48,130
Social Assistance
$47,250
Individual and Family Services
$45,900
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$41,120

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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