Writers and Authors Salary Information in Maine

The average annual and hourly salaries for writers and authors in the state of Maine are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of writers and authors amongst Maine 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Writers and Authors in Maine

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,700
25th Percentile Wage
$26,620
50th Percentile Wage
$38,680
75th Percentile Wage
$57,850
90th Percentile Wage
$86,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,700.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.99
25th Percentile Wage
$12.80
50th Percentile Wage
$18.60
75th Percentile Wage
$27.81
90th Percentile Wage
$41.51

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for writers and authors in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $41.51. The median hourly salary is $18.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.99.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201538,680-11.43%-27.84%
201443,100-5.75%-
201345,580-8.49%-
201249,450--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Maine ranges from $29,910 to $38,830. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Maine is Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,830. The lowest paying area is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford with a median annual salary of $29,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$38,830
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$29,910


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