How Much Do Writers And Editors Make?

On average, writers and editors make $33.31 per hour or $69,280 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Writers And Editors?

Hourly income for Writers and editors in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Writers and editors $15.39 $21.25 $29.59 $40.03 $54.31
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Media and communication workers $12.88 $18.20 $26.34 $37.17 $50.89
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Writers And Editors?

Annual salary for Writers and editors in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Writers and editors $32,010 $44,210 $61,550 $83,270 $112,960
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Media and communication workers $26,800 $37,860 $54,780 $77,310 $105,850
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics