Writer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$55,000
$35,000
Min 10%
$55,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
New Mexico
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a writer make?
As a Writer in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $55,639 per year or $26.75 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $87,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $35,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Writers are in Retail companies and Technology companies. States with the highest Writer salaries include New Mexico, California, Nevada, Texas, and Oklahoma. The typical tenure for a Writer is 2.0 years.
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Average Writer Salary By Location

Across America, Writers make on average $55,639 annually or $26.75 hourly. The city with the highest Writer salary is San Francisco, CA at $78,272 per year. Even an entry-level Writer makes $37,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. Some of the states with the best Writer salaries are New Mexico, California, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Arkansas. On the other hand, Maine, Wyoming, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Vermont report the lowest wages for Writers.

Map of Writer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Writers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Writer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Writer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Retail companies and Technology companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Microsoft and Google are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Apple and Adobe report highly competitive salaries for Writers.
Company
Average Salary
$106,656
$107k
$100,671
$101k
$95,556
$96k
$93,127
$93k
$85,317
$85k
$81,962
$82k

Average Writer Pay By Industry

Wages for Writers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Media companies, and Education companies pay higher-than-average wages for Writers. Technology companies pay their Writers the highest wages, averaging $58,141 per year. Media companies and Education companies pay well too, at $55,718 and $55,463, respectively. At $53,540, the average salary for Writers in the Hospitality industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$58,141
$58k
Media
Media
$55,718
$56k
Education
Education
$55,463
$55k
Health Care
Health Care
$54,653
$55k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$54,523
$55k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$53,540
$54k

Writer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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