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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,440
25th Percentile Wage
$27,320
50th Percentile Wage
$39,600
75th Percentile Wage
$60,390
90th Percentile Wage
$84,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,440.

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
$39,600
-3.84% 2.68%
2016
$41,120
-15.32% -
2015
$47,420
6.20% -
2014
$44,480
13.71% -
2013
$38,380
-0.42% -
2012
$38,540
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Nebraska ranges from $19,550 to $45,760. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Nebraska is Lincoln with a median annual salary of $45,760. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Omaha-Council Bluffs (mean annual salary $44,630). The lowest paying area is Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lincoln
$45,760
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$44,630
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$19,550




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