Writer in New York Salary

Median pay for Writers in New York lies in the neighborhood of $53K annually. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and slightly less than one-half claim dental coverage as well. Female Writers in New York, N.Y. make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. For the most part, New York Writers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,767 - $89,942
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$53K
$90K
MEDIAN: $52,663
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$10.07 - $79.46
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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Salary
$30,767 - $89,942  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
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$30,407 - $118,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $79.46  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$6,000  
   
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$30,407 - $118,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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...
New York, NY:
$55,752
New York:
$60,850
$1,317
New York, NY:
$538,300
New York:
$293,500
4.7%

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Pay by Experience Level for Writer

Pay by Experience for a Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 11 salaries. A Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Writer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Writer Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

▲57%

▲30%

National Average
$54,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Writer Salaries

Marketing Communications
▲57%

Technical Writing
▲19%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$54,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼16%

Social Media Marketing
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 31%