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

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

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Authors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,830
25th Percentile Wage
$40,530
50th Percentile Wage
$52,270
75th Percentile Wage
$69,100
90th Percentile Wage
$84,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors 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 authors is $84,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $30,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,270
-2.05% 3.37%
2016
$53,340
0.39% -
2015
$53,130
-0.36% -
2014
$53,320
4.52% -
2013
$50,910
0.79% -
2012
$50,510
- -

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

The average salaries of writers and authors in 18 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 authors occupations is the outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers industry with an annual salary $74,900. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $44,840). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$74,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$72,280
Offices of Physicians
$66,220
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$65,780
Hospitals - Privately owned
$65,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$64,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$64,490
Hospitals - Local government owned
$63,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$63,800
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$60,180
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$57,840
Outpatient Care Centers
$54,840
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$47,110
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$46,320
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$45,960
Social Assistance
$45,550
Individual and Family Services
$45,090
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$44,840

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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