Writer in New York Salary

Writers in New York can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. Female New York Writers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but a little more than half have medical insurance, and a little less than one-half have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,315 - $80,000
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,302
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50%
90%

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$9.70 - $87.00
(Median)
$9
$48
$87
MEDIAN: $48.00
10%
50%
90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,315 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
Profit Sharing
$203.47  
Total Pay (?
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$28,888 - $121,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $87.00  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47  
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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$28,888 - $121,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Pay by Experience Level for Writer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $46K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. Writers in New York 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 Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 91%


National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Writer Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 39%

Technical Writing
up arrow 19%

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 16%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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