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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,390
25th Percentile Wage
$27,940
50th Percentile Wage
$39,980
75th Percentile Wage
$61,890
90th Percentile Wage
$87,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,390.

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
$39,980
-22.79% 5.63%
2016
$49,090
11.71% -
2015
$43,340
11.86% -
2014
$38,200
0.60% -
2013
$37,970
0.63% -
2012
$37,730
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Louisiana ranges from $31,680 to $46,280. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $46,280. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lafayette (mean annual salary $31,810). The lowest paying area is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $31,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$46,280
Lafayette
$31,810
Baton Rouge
$31,680




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