Writers and Authors Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for writers and authors in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of writers and authors among Texas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Writers and Authors in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,170
25th Percentile Wage
$38,620
50th Percentile Wage
$53,950
75th Percentile Wage
$72,940
90th Percentile Wage
$92,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,170.

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
$53,950
5.63% 8.84%
2016
$50,910
-6.84% -
2015
$54,390
0.42% -
2014
$54,160
3.79% -
2013
$52,110
5.62% -
2012
$49,180
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Texas ranges from $23,980 to $58,410. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $58,410. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $57,510). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $23,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$58,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$57,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$57,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$56,900
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$56,780
College Station-Bryan
$54,960
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$52,130
El Paso
$49,420
Waco
$39,500
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$38,230
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,160
Corpus Christi
$28,670
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$24,650
Longview
$24,160
Lubbock
$23,980




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