Writers and Authors Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for writers and authors in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of writers and authors amongst Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Writers and Authors in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,580
25th Percentile Wage
$32,080
50th Percentile Wage
$44,510
75th Percentile Wage
$59,320
90th Percentile Wage
$77,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,510
9.08% 12.58%
2016
$40,470
1.66% -
2015
$39,800
-12.39% -
2014
$44,730
7.04% -
2013
$41,580
6.42% -
2012
$38,910
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Writers and Authors in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Iowa ranges from $28,250 to $50,870. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $50,870. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Iowa City (mean annual salary $48,350). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$50,870
Iowa City
$48,350
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$46,700
Cedar Rapids
$45,930
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$43,710
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,460
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,250




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