The annual and hourly salary statistics of writers and authors in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of writers and authors in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$39,700|
|25th Percentile Wage||$44,820|
|50th Percentile Wage||$51,720|
|75th Percentile Wage||$58,850|
|90th Percentile Wage||$63,570|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $39,700.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $51,720 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for writers and authors in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of writers and authors in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 15.4 percent (15.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Philadelphia and 62.9 percent (62.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.
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