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Writer Salary in New York

For Writers in New York, annual average wages total $52K per year. Work is enjoyable for Writers in New York, N.Y., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. While some workers in this profession — half — do not have any health coverage, close to one-half do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,953 - $71,226
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,741
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$12.60 - $83.84
(Median)
$13
$41
$84
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,953 - $71,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,995 - $119,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $83.84  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,995 - $119,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Pay by Experience Level for Writer in New York, New York

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Writers in New York with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $45K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $51K. New York Writers bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $103K.

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Experience Affects Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 93%

Experienced
up arrow 56%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 27%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 11%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 15%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 50%