Career and Job Search Guide

Writer and Author Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $12.23 $23.38 $46.97
  Annual Wage $25,400 $56,200 $97,700
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Writers and Authors Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material. Exclude "Public Relations Specialists" and "Technical Writers".