Writer Salary in New York

For New York Writers, annual average wages total $51K per year. Women Writers in New York who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although over one-half have medical coverage and slightly less than half have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,652 - $85,000

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$12.08 - $84.43

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Salary
$29,652 - $85,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
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$29,661 - $119,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $84.43  
   
Local 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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$29,661 - $119,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.


For many Writers in New York, N.Y., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $44K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $50K. Writers in New York who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $103K.

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Experience Affects Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 96%


National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 29%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 28%

National Average
$53,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 6%

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
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 45%
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