The annual and hourly salary statistics of writers and authors in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of writers and authors in Champaign-Urbana is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$44,000|
|25th Percentile Wage||$53,960|
|50th Percentile Wage||$64,480|
|75th Percentile Wage||$77,880|
|90th Percentile Wage||$91,260|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $44,000.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||3-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $64,480, Champaign-Urbana is the highest paying city for writers and authors in state of Illinois, followed by Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (median annual salary $60,210). In comparison, the median annual salary of writers and authors in Champaign-Urbana is 6.6 percent (6.6%) higher than that in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division).
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)|| |
|Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)|| |
|South Illinois nonmetropolitan area|| |
|West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area|| |