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
$32,040
25th Percentile Wage
$41,100
50th Percentile Wage
$53,340
75th Percentile Wage
$70,620
90th Percentile Wage
$89,390

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 $89,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $32,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,3400.39%5.31%
201553,130-0.36%-
201453,3204.52%-
201350,9100.79%-
201250,510--

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

The average salaries of writers and authors in 14 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 specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry with an annual salary $72,280. The lowest paying industry is the community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services industry (annual salary $45,160). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$72,280
Outpatient Care Centers
$67,040
Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,220
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$63,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,230
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$61,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$61,880
Offices of Physicians
$58,510
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$57,970
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$54,680
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$47,800
Social Assistance
$46,260
Individual and Family Services
$45,760
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$45,160

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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