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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.

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