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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services|| |
|Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .