Total Employment

45,860

Hourly Wage (avg)

$35.51

Annual Wage (avg)

$73,860

Description

Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Snapshot

SOC Code 27-3043 - Writers and Authors is a a final level code of the “Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 45,860 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $35.51 and average Annual Wage of $73,860.

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Occupation Examples

  • Advertising Copy Writer
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Copy Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Lyricist
  • Novelist
  • Playwright
  • Poet
  • Program Writer
  • Radio Script Writer
  • Screen Writer
  • Short Story Writer
  • Song Lyricist
  • Television Writer
  • Verse Writer

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