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

The salary statistics of writers and authors 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 authors salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Writers and Authors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,660
25th Percentile Wage
$48,490
50th Percentile Wage
$63,560
75th Percentile Wage
$83,370
90th Percentile Wage
$117,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors 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 authors is $117,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $38,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,560
2.52% 14.40%
2016
$61,960
4.92% -
2015
$58,910
2.83% -
2014
$57,240
-1.07% -
2013
$57,850
5.95% -
2012
$54,410
- -

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

The average salaries of writers and authors in nine 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 authors occupations is the grantmaking and giving services industry with an annual salary $69,100. The lowest paying industry is the civic and social organizations industry (annual salary $51,080). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$69,100
Personal and Laundry Services
$68,560
Other Personal Services
$68,560
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$65,180
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$63,490
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$63,420
Social Advocacy Organizations
$60,660
Religious Organizations
$54,640
Civic and Social Organizations
$51,080

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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