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Writers and Authors Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,320
25th Percentile Wage
$39,510
50th Percentile Wage
$50,750
75th Percentile Wage
$63,060
90th Percentile Wage
$88,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,320.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.02
25th Percentile Wage
$18.98
50th Percentile Wage
$24.40
75th Percentile Wage
$30.32
90th Percentile Wage
$42.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for writers and authors in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.68. The median hourly salary is $24.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.02.

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
201550,75017.30%15.09%
201341,970-2.67%-
201243,090--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Writers and Authors in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of South Carolina ranges from $55,230 to $68,050. The highest paying area for writers and authors in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $68,050. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Columbia (mean annual salary $59,560). The lowest paying area is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $55,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$68,050
Columbia
$59,560
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$55,230


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