Staff Writer

Staff Writer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
The New York Times Company
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a staff writer make?
As a Staff Writer in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $51,097 per year or $24.57 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $33,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $78,000. Media companies and Internet companies have the most job opportunities for Staff Writers. Some of the states with the best Staff Writer salaries are District of Columbia, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington. The typical tenure for a Staff Writer is 2.0 years.
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Average Staff Writer Salary By Location

Staff Writers in the US makes an average salary of $51,097 per year or $24.57 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest annual salary for Staff Writers at 71,678. Even an entry-level Staff Writer makes $36,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. District of Columbia, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington are the states with the highest payscale for Staff Writers. Idaho, South Dakota, Louisiana, Arkansas, and North Dakota have the lowest reported salaries for Staff Writers.
RankCityAverage Salary
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Alexandria, VA
Jersey City, NJ
Clinton, MD

Average Staff Writer Salary By Company

Staff Writers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Staff Writers are Media companies and Internet companies. The New York Times Company and Landmark Community Newspapers are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like NerdWallet and NBCUniversal report highly competitive salaries for Staff Writers.

Average Staff Writer Pay By Industry

Wages for Staff Writers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Health Care companies, Hospitality companies, and Media companies tend to have the highest salaries for Staff Writers. Health Care companies pay Staff Writers an average salary of $51,986, Hospitality companies pay $51,860, and Media companys come in at $51,521. The types of companies that pay Staff Writers the least are in the Manufacturing industry, where the average annual salary is $48,153.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
Health Care

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