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Yes, you can make $100,000 per year as a writer and editor. While possible, it is unlikely to earn over $100k as a writer and editor because even higher-paid positions do not typically earn more than $83,000 per year. The average annual salary for a writer and editor is $52,406. For example, writer and editors in District of Columbia whose salaries are in the 90th percentile earn an average salary of $137,000.
Yes, writers can make good editors because both roles typically have similar education, skills, and experience. That can make it easier for a writer to transition into the role of an editor.