Author salary

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What is the average salary for an Author?

The average salary of an Author is $69,250. Salaries start from $28,310 and go up to $117,050. Please note that the average salary for an Author may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $117,050
Starting ($28.3k)
Junior ($40.1k)
Experienced ($57.8k)
Senior ($84.2k)
Highest ($117.1k)
Highest

The top 10% of Authors in United States earn:

$117,050
Senior

The top 25% of Authors in United States earn:

$84,190
Experienced

The middle 50% of Authors in United States earn:

$57,750
Junior

The bottom 25% of Authors in United States earn:

$40,130
Starting

The bottom 10% of Authors in United States earn:

$28,310

Historical salary

Author salary by state

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State Salary Rank
California 97,000 1
District of Columbia 84,150 2
New York 80,500 3
Connecticut 79,800 4
Maryland 74,130 5
United States 69,250 6
Massachusetts 68,680 7
Virginia 68,390 8
Illinois 67,580 9
Missouri 65,730 10
Vermont 65,600 11
Delaware 64,950 12
Colorado 64,730 13
Washington 63,870 14
Alaska 63,010 15
New Jersey 61,280 16
Pennsylvania 59,560 17
Oregon 58,170 18
Georgia 57,990 19
Hawaii 56,960 20
Florida 56,530 21
Ohio 55,540 22
Texas 55,110 23
Minnesota 55,050 24
Alabama 54,250 25
North Carolina 53,520 26
North Dakota 53,220 27
New Hampshire 51,970 28
Arkansas 51,680 29
Rhode Island 51,350 30
Maine 51,150 31
Michigan 51,120 32
Kansas 50,530 33
Idaho 50,440 34
Utah 48,980 35
Wisconsin 48,290 36
New Mexico 48,120 37
Mississippi 48,120 38
Arizona 48,030 39
Puerto Rico 47,540 40
Kentucky 47,250 41
South Carolina 47,190 42
Indiana 47,070 43
Tennessee 46,400 44
Iowa 44,560 45
Nebraska 42,120 46
Louisiana 41,930 47
Montana 41,480 48
South Dakota 40,040 49
Oklahoma 37,470 50
West Virginia 33,640 51

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