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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,240
25th Percentile Wage
$19,630
50th Percentile Wage
$35,780
75th Percentile Wage
$51,770
90th Percentile Wage
$82,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.28
25th Percentile Wage
$9.44
50th Percentile Wage
$17.20
75th Percentile Wage
$24.89
90th Percentile Wage
$39.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for writers and authors in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.83. The median hourly salary is $17.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.28.

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,780-7.66%-24.71%
201538,520-3.40%-
201439,830-14.81%-
201345,7302.43%-
201244,620--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Mississippi ranges from $24,410 to $55,090. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $55,090. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Jackson (mean annual salary $41,500). The lowest paying area is Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$55,090
Jackson
$41,500
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$24,410


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