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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

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 data 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Writers and Authors in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,470
25th Percentile Wage
$49,280
50th Percentile Wage
$54,470
75th Percentile Wage
$59,600
90th Percentile Wage
$64,390

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 $64,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $40,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.46
25th Percentile Wage
$23.69
50th Percentile Wage
$26.19
75th Percentile Wage
$28.66
90th Percentile Wage
$30.96

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for writers and authors in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.96. The median hourly salary is $26.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.46.

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 Growth3-Year Growth
201554,4700.20%21.70%
201454,3602.54%-
201352,98019.50%-
201242,650--

Table 3. Compare Writers and Authors Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $54,470 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 18.4 percent (18.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington and 64.8 percent (64.8%) higher than that in the lowest paying West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$66,780
Philadelphia
$65,720
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$59,170
Reading
$56,070
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$54,470
Pittsburgh
$50,640
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$49,110
Newark-Union
$47,360
Lancaster
$45,570
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,190

See also: Top paying jobs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania.