For Writers in New York, N.Y., annual average wages total $51K per year. Although nearly one-third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Most Writers in New York survey respondents are women (74 percent). The majority of New York Writers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,441 - $89,942
(Median)
$29K
$51K
$90K
MEDIAN: $51,259
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$7.64 - $83.84
(Median)
$7
$31
$84
MEDIAN: $31.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,441 - $89,942  
   
Bonus
$5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$28,644 - $123,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$7.64 - $83.84  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$5,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,644 - $123,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Pay by Experience Level for Writer

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $43K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $52K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $106K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran New York Writers report making only $88K on average.

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Experience Affects Writer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 65%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Writer Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 55%

Technical Writing
up arrow 20%

Copywriting
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$53,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 14%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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