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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois

The annual and hourly salary statistics of writers and authors in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of writers and authors in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) 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 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,830
25th Percentile Wage
$43,590
50th Percentile Wage
$59,700
75th Percentile Wage
$78,440
90th Percentile Wage
$109,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $32,830.

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
$59,700
-2.23% 0.94%
2016
$61,030
-3.16% -
2015
$62,960
-3.34% -
2014
$65,060
4.09% -
2013
$62,400
5.22% -
2012
$59,140
- -

Table 3. Compare Writers and Authors Salary in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $59,700 in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is in the middle of salary range for writers and authors in state of Illinois. In comparison, the annual salary of writers and authors in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is 7.4 percent (7.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Champaign-Urbana and 51.6 percent (51.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area.

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 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois.