Writers and Authors Salary Information in Utah

The average annual and hourly salaries for writers and authors in the state of Utah are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of writers and authors amongst Utah 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,860
25th Percentile Wage
$31,870
50th Percentile Wage
$41,840
75th Percentile Wage
$58,240
90th Percentile Wage
$77,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.95
25th Percentile Wage
$15.32
50th Percentile Wage
$20.11
75th Percentile Wage
$28.00
90th Percentile Wage
$37.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for writers and authors in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.21. The median hourly salary is $20.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.95.

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,8409.78%4.28%
201537,750-18.81%-
201444,8503.17%-
201343,4307.78%-
201240,050--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Utah cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Utah ranges from $33,700 to $44,580. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Utah is Salt Lake City with a median annual salary of $44,580. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is Logan (mean annual salary $37,760). The lowest paying area is Provo-Orem with a median annual salary of $33,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salt Lake City
$44,580
Logan
$37,760
Provo-Orem
$33,700


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