Writer Salary in New York

Earnings for New York Writers come in at around $51K annually on average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly more than half have medical insurance and a little less than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Writers in New York, N.Y. is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,992 - $72,553
(Median)
$29K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,199
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90%

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$12.08 - $84.43
(Median)
$12
$45
$84
MEDIAN: $45.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,992 - $72,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$28,992 - $119,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $84.43  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$28,992 - $119,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of New York Writers. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $43K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $50K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $89K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $103K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 97%


National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 29%

Technical Writing
up arrow 29%

National Average
$52,000

Editing
up arrow 3%

Copywriting
up arrow 9%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 13%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 44%
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