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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 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 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$51,720
-5.32% 17.54%
2015
$54,470
0.20% -
2014
$54,360
2.54% -
2013
$52,980
19.50% -
2012
$42,650
- -

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 $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.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$61,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$60,450
York-Hanover
$59,910
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$59,170
Reading
$56,070
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$54,330
Pittsburgh
$52,450
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$51,720
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$50,960
Newark-Union
$47,360
Lancaster
$35,280
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$28,350
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$25,590
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,190



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