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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
$34,790
25th Percentile Wage
$46,270
50th Percentile Wage
$61,960
75th Percentile Wage
$81,130
90th Percentile Wage
$110,160

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 $110,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid writers and authors is $34,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart 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 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,9604.92%12.19%
201558,9102.83%-
201457,240-1.07%-
201357,8505.95%-
201254,410--

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 seven 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 labor unions and similar labor organizations industry with an annual salary $70,620. The lowest paying industry is the civic and social organizations industry (annual salary $47,200). For detailed writers and authors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$70,620
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$65,310
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$64,460
Social Advocacy Organizations
$63,020
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$61,960
Religious Organizations
$55,310
Civic and Social Organizations
$47,200

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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