A Writer / Author earns an average salary of $47,803 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Writer / Author Total Pay (?
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$14,532 - $90,500
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48K
59K
90K
MEDIAN: $47,802
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Writer / Author Total Pay (?
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$8.73 - $73.97
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$14,532 - $90,500  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,635  
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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$17,192 - $100,590  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$8.73 - $73.97  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $164.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,635  
   
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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$17,192 - $100,590  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Job Description for Writer / Author
  • Write books, websites, manuals, brochures or scripts, conducting research and working with editors.
  • Promote and distribute written documents.
  • Conceptualize novels, books, stories, brochures, manuals, or television shows and create pitches or letters to market them.
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Experience Affects Writer / Author Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Writer / Author Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%
National Average
$42,000
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 25%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 42%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 47%
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