Writer Salary in New York

An average New York Writer can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and a little less than one-half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,065 - $72,129
(Median)
$29K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,022
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$12.08 - $84.43
(Median)
$12
$45
$84
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,065 - $72,129  
   
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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$29,065 - $119,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $84.43  
   
National 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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$29,065 - $119,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Writers in New York, N.Y. with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $43K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $50K. New York Writers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Writers in New York, N.Y. with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $103K.

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Experience Affects Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 97%


National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Writer in New York, New York Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 30%

Technical Writing
up arrow 30%

National Average
$52,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 9%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 13%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 43%
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