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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
$33,440
25th Percentile Wage
$46,710
50th Percentile Wage
$63,210
75th Percentile Wage
$84,280
90th Percentile Wage
$112,530

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,2104.59%11.79%
201560,3102.90%-
201458,5601.04%-
201357,9503.78%-
201255,760--

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 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
$68,380
Repair and Maintenance
$66,330
Personal and Laundry Services
$66,200
Other Personal Services
$66,200
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$66,150
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$65,210
Social Advocacy Organizations
$65,150
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$63,170
Religious Organizations
$54,260
Civic and Social Organizations
$48,610

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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