Writers and Authors Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for writers and authors in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of writers and authors amongst Indiana 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,530
25th Percentile Wage
$29,200
50th Percentile Wage
$45,980
75th Percentile Wage
$64,030
90th Percentile Wage
$117,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,530.

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
$45,980
8.18% 24.95%
2016
$42,220
-2.94% -
2015
$43,460
12.89% -
2014
$37,860
3.46% -
2013
$36,550
5.58% -
2012
$34,510
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Indiana ranges from $29,750 to $50,600. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Indiana is Indianapolis-Carmel with a median annual salary of $50,600. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Fort Wayne (mean annual salary $45,360). The lowest paying area is Lafayette with a median annual salary of $29,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Indianapolis-Carmel
$50,600
Fort Wayne
$45,360
Gary
$33,370
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$31,130
Lafayette
$29,750




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