Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Writer / Author is $51,103
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Writer / Authors?
An entry-level Writer / Author with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,665 based on 15 salaries. An early career Writer / Author with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,936 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Writer / Authors Do?
Writers/authors work generally work independently, for publishing companies, or for organizations such as corporations, government agencies, social media, and colleges and universities. Their tasks generally involve writing, proofreading, and reviewing/editing their work or others’ work.
Writers or authors who work for news organizations must verify news sources, conduct interviews, and conduct independent research related to what they are planning to write. When working with material on a …Read more
- Conceptualize novels, books, stories, brochures, manuals, or television shows and create pitches or letters to market them.
- Promote and distribute written documents.
- Write books, websites, manuals, brochures or scripts, conducting research and working with editors.