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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,450
25th Percentile Wage
$47,490
50th Percentile Wage
$60,330
75th Percentile Wage
$78,110
90th Percentile Wage
$103,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,450.

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
$60,330
3.36% 20.47%
2016
$58,300
0.24% -
2015
$58,160
4.95% -
2014
$55,280
3.44% -
2013
$53,380
10.12% -
2012
$47,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Minnesota ranges from $19,930 to $55,770. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Minnesota is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,770. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is St Cloud (mean annual salary $55,410). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$55,770
St Cloud
$55,410
Rochester
$47,230
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$36,440
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$19,930




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