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Writer Salary in New York

An average Writer in New York can expect to take home roughly $52K annually. Most New York Writers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just over two-fifths have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, a little more than half claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Writers in New York (60 percent) who took the survey are female. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$30,013 - $99,666
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$100K
MEDIAN: $51,743
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$12.26 - $78.30
(Median)
$12
$38
$78
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,013 - $99,666  
   
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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$30,114 - $107,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $78.30  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$30,114 - $107,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $45K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $53K. Writers in New York claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $103K — the plum median salary in this group.

Experience Affects Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 93%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 27%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 11%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 53%