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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Writers and Authors in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015
$64,480
1.67% 0.00%
2014
$63,400
-1.70% -
2012
$64,480
- -

Table 3. Compare Writers and Authors Salary in Champaign-Urbana with Other Illinois Cities

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
Champaign-Urbana
$64,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$60,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$59,700
Peoria
$59,390
Rockford
$51,100
Springfield
$34,810
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,420
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,900



See also: Top paying jobs in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.