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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,680
25th Percentile Wage
$37,760
50th Percentile Wage
$48,620
75th Percentile Wage
$63,330
90th Percentile Wage
$80,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,680.

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
$48,620
6.52% 21.66%
2016
$45,450
-1.69% -
2015
$46,220
11.75% -
2014
$40,790
-3.36% -
2013
$42,160
9.65% -
2012
$38,090
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Kentucky ranges from $20,910 to $49,020. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $49,020. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $45,240). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $20,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$49,020
Lexington-Fayette
$45,240
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$32,550
Evansville
$30,900
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$20,910




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