Average Base Pay
24.38% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Writers and Authors role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $17,970. A Writers and Authors candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $33,680. A person in a mid-career Writers and Authors role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $50,700 a year. Writers and Authors with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $59,930. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Writers and Authors role’s annual salary averages $65,140 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Writers and Authors position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $50,700 higher than the national average for Writers and Authors positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Writers and Authors roles that can advance both internally and with another company.