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Writers and Authors Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,070
25th Percentile Wage
$45,770
50th Percentile Wage
$60,430
75th Percentile Wage
$76,990
90th Percentile Wage
$98,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,070.

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
$60,430
0.55% 26.26%
2016
$60,100
1.31% -
2015
$59,310
13.76% -
2014
$51,150
3.68% -
2013
$49,270
9.56% -
2012
$44,560
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of North Carolina ranges from $25,950 to $81,830. The highest paying area for writers and authors in North Carolina is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $81,830. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $64,060). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winston-Salem
$81,830
Raleigh-Cary
$64,060
Durham-Chapel Hill
$59,490
Asheville
$48,710
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,280
Greensboro-High Point
$43,370
Wilmington
$40,210
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$25,950




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