Average Writer / Author Salary

$51,510
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,750
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$1,350
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Writer / Author is $51,510.
10%
$23k
MEDIAN
$52k
90%
$103k
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$23k - $103k
Bonus
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$24k - $106k
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What Do Writer / Authors Do?

Writer / Author Tasks
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Writer / Author

4.4 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Writer / Authors?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Content Management, English Language, Technical Writing, Editing and Microsoft Word.

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 $49,156 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Writer / Author with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,206 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Writer / Author with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,500.
Employees with Writer / Author in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 30.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (29.1% more) and San Diego, California (18.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (46.3% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (32.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 109 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.8%
Early Career
33.0%
Mid Career
18.3%
Experienced
13.8%
Late Career
21.1%