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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)|| |
|Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)|| |
|South Illinois nonmetropolitan area|| |
|West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area|| |