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What is the average salary for Sports Writers in the United States?

Sports Writers earn an average hourly wage of $12.33. Hourly wages typically start from $8.13 and go up to $19.34. Sports Writers earn an average salary of $25,650 per year. Salaries typically start from $16,900 and go up to $40,220.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$19.34 an hour $40,220 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$14.32 an hour $29,780 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$10.85 an hour $22,560 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$8.93 an hour $18,580 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$8.13 an hour $16,900 per year

Historical salary for Sports Writers in the United States

Sports Writer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Sports Writer Salary in New York $14.73 $30,640 # 1
Sports Writer Salary in New Jersey $14.55 $30,260 # 2
Sports Writer Salary in Michigan $14.53 $30,220 # 3
Sports Writer Salary in California $13.80 $28,710 # 4
Sports Writer Salary in Texas $13.74 $28,590 # 5
Sports Writer Salary in Ohio $13.50 $28,090 # 6
Sports Writer Salary in Kentucky $13.20 $27,460 # 7
Sports Writer Salary in Florida $12.44 $25,880 # 8
Sports Writer Salary in Washington $12.39 $25,770 # 9
Sports Writer Salary in Arizona $12.27 $25,530 # 10
Sports Writer Salary in South Dakota $11.78 $24,510 # 11
Sports Writer Salary in Louisiana $11.43 $23,780 # 12
Sports Writer Salary in Alaska $10.73 $22,310 # 13
Sports Writer Salary in Oregon $10.72 $22,310 # 14
Sports Writer Salary in South Carolina $10.68 $22,210 # 15
Sports Writer Salary in Nevada $10.65 $22,150 # 16
Sports Writer Salary in Pennsylvania $10.46 $21,750 # 17
Sports Writer Salary in Alabama $10.31 $21,440 # 18
Sports Writer Salary in Minnesota $9.65 $20,080 # 19
Sports Writer Salary in North Dakota $9.57 $19,910 # 20
Sports Writer Salary in Mississippi $9.57 $19,900 # 21
Sports Writer Salary in Oklahoma $9.54 $19,830 # 22
Sports Writer Salary in Montana $9.39 $19,540 # 23
Sports Writer Salary in Nebraska $9.35 $19,440 # 24
Sports Writer Salary in New Mexico $8.76 $18,220 # 25
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics