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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,600
25th Percentile Wage
$45,800
50th Percentile Wage
$64,040
75th Percentile Wage
$85,540
90th Percentile Wage
$106,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,600.

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
$64,040
2.62% 4.33%
2016
$62,360
-8.72% -
2015
$67,800
10.87% -
2014
$60,430
3.59% -
2013
$58,260
-5.17% -
2012
$61,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Massachusetts ranges from $56,570 to $84,010. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Massachusetts is Framingham with a median annual salary of $84,010. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $63,930). The lowest paying area is Worcester with a median annual salary of $56,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Framingham
$84,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$63,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$62,920
Springfield
$62,520
Barnstable Town
$58,430
Worcester
$56,570




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