Typical Income for Writers And Editors

Hourly Income

On average,writers and editors make $33.31 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, writers and editors make $69,280 per year.

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