National » Writers and Authors » Virginia

Writers and Authors Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,800
25th Percentile Wage
$46,470
50th Percentile Wage
$64,270
75th Percentile Wage
$84,190
90th Percentile Wage
$103,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,800.

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
$64,270
2.60% 8.93%
2016
$62,600
1.50% -
2015
$61,660
-2.32% -
2014
$63,090
6.36% -
2013
$59,080
0.93% -
2012
$58,530
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Virginia ranges from $34,850 to $62,830. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $62,830. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $56,010). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$62,830
Richmond
$56,010
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$53,530
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$47,370
Roanoke
$46,560
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$39,850
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$34,850




Related:

💰 Highest paying cities for writers and authors

💰 Highest paying industries for writers and authors.