Earnings for New York Writers come in at around $52K per year on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Writers in New York. Close to a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a little less than half claim dental coverage as well. Most Writers in New York, N.Y. survey respondents are women (71 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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$6,000  
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$30,215 - $106,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Overtime
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$30,215 - $106,800  
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About New York, New York

Kings County, New York
8,550,405
Male:
4,081,698 (47.7%)
Female:
4,468,707 (52.3%)
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. With a U.S. Census Bureau-estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated...
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New York:
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$1,317
New York, NY:
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New York:
$293,500
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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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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 $55K on average. On average, New York Writers make $85K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $88K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Key Stats for Writer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%


Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Writer Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 55%

Technical Writing
up arrow 20%


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National Average
$53,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 14%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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