Writers and Authors

Writers and authors develop written content for various types of media, including advertisements; books; magazines; movie, play, and television scripts; and blogs.

$61,820

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Writers and Authors

Currently employed

45,300

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

8%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Writers and Authors

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

District of Columbia $93,010

New York $74,670

California $74,280

Maryland $71,680

Alaska $70,300

Connecticut $68,110

Virginia $64,270

Massachusetts $64,040

West Virginia $61,870

Rhode Island $61,670

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Maxxing your 401k as Writers and Authors

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

30.7%

Per paycheck

$729.95

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $2,377.69
Pre Tax Retirement $729.95
Before Taxes $1,647.74
Taxes $494.32
Take Home $1,153.42

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Want to know more about how much Writers and Authors make? We breakdown salary, employement numbers, etc. by state and city. Also includes a free paycheck calculator so you can play with the numbers.