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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,900
25th Percentile Wage
$33,690
50th Percentile Wage
$44,750
75th Percentile Wage
$57,070
90th Percentile Wage
$76,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,900.

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
$44,750
4.83% 2.08%
2016
$42,590
-2.28% -
2015
$43,560
2.25% -
2014
$42,580
-2.35% -
2013
$43,580
-0.55% -
2012
$43,820
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Wisconsin ranges from $34,300 to $62,440. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $62,440. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $60,740). The lowest paying area is Oshkosh-Neenah with a median annual salary of $34,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$62,440
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$60,740
Madison
$48,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$48,310
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$46,110
Green Bay
$45,730
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$37,310
Oshkosh-Neenah
$34,300




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