Writer in New York Salary

New York Writers take home an average $52K per year. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than one-half. There are more female Writers in New York who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. For the most part, Writers in New York, N.Y. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,315 - $80,000
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,302
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$9.70 - $87.00
(Median)
$9
$48
$87
MEDIAN: $48.00
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90%

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Salary
$30,315 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
Profit Sharing
$203.47  
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$28,888 - $121,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $87.00  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47  
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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$28,888 - $121,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Pay by Experience Level for Writer

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


Writers in New York, N.Y. with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $46K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $53K. New York Writers see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $103K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 91%


National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Writer Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 39%

Technical Writing
up arrow 19%

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 16%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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