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Writers and Editors Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of writers and editors in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare writers and editors salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,730
25th Percentile Wage
$47,790
50th Percentile Wage
$64,610
75th Percentile Wage
$85,550
90th Percentile Wage
$114,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and editors in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $114,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and editors is $33,730.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,610
2.17% 13.70%
2016
$63,210
4.59% -
2015
$60,310
2.90% -
2014
$58,560
1.04% -
2013
$57,950
3.78% -
2012
$55,760
- -

Compare Writers and Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of writers and editors in twelve industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 grantmaking and giving services industry with an annual salary $69,660. The lowest paying industry is the civic and social organizations industry (annual salary $51,510). For detailed writers and editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$69,660
Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$69,390
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$68,170
Personal and Laundry Services
$67,430
Other Personal Services
$67,430
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$67,350
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$64,620
Social Advocacy Organizations
$62,550
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$60,420
Repair and Maintenance
$60,140
Religious Organizations
$53,290
Civic and Social Organizations
$51,510

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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