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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,730
25th Percentile Wage
$21,310
50th Percentile Wage
$28,700
75th Percentile Wage
$42,530
90th Percentile Wage
$62,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,730.

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
$28,700
4.95% -45.99%
2016
$27,280
-26.94% -
2015
$34,630
-18.02% -
2014
$40,870
-7.76% -
2013
$44,040
4.86% -
2012
$41,900
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