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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $112,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and editors is $33,440.
The following table and chart 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 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of writers and editors in ten 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 labor unions and similar labor organizations industry with an annual salary $68,380. The lowest paying industry is the civic and social organizations industry (annual salary $48,610). For detailed writers and editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations|| |
|Repair and Maintenance|| |
|Personal and Laundry Services|| |
|Other Personal Services|| |
|Grantmaking and Giving Services|| |
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations|| |
|Social Advocacy Organizations|| |
|Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations|| |
|Religious Organizations|| |
|Civic and Social Organizations|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .