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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Maryland

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,430
25th Percentile Wage
$52,120
50th Percentile Wage
$71,680
75th Percentile Wage
$101,120
90th Percentile Wage
$123,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Maryland in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,430.

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
$71,680
-2.76% 5.85%
2016
$73,660
9.06% -
2015
$66,990
-6.73% -
2014
$71,500
9.72% -
2013
$64,550
-4.55% -
2012
$67,490
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Maryland cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Maryland ranges from $61,270 to $78,700. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Maryland is Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick with a median annual salary of $78,700. The lowest paying area is Baltimore-Towson with a median annual salary of $61,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick
$78,700
Baltimore-Towson
$61,270




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