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Writers and Authors Salary Information in New Jersey

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,780
25th Percentile Wage
$49,430
50th Percentile Wage
$60,130
75th Percentile Wage
$76,540
90th Percentile Wage
$115,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.64
25th Percentile Wage
$23.76
50th Percentile Wage
$28.91
75th Percentile Wage
$36.79
90th Percentile Wage
$55.29

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for writers and authors in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.29. The median hourly salary is $28.91. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.64.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
201660,1305.29%12.84%
201456,9503.07%-
201355,2005.05%-
201252,410--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of New Jersey ranges from $45,510 to $60,770. The highest paying area for writers and authors in New Jersey is Edison-New Brunswick with a median annual salary of $60,770. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Trenton-Ewing (mean annual salary $57,430). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $45,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Edison-New Brunswick
$60,770
Trenton-Ewing
$57,430
Camden
$49,580
Wilmington
$45,510


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