Writers and Authors
SOC: 27-3043.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
136,500 employed

Projected (2024):
139,700 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

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


  • arts design entertainment sports and media


    industry stats

    SOC: 27-0000

    Total Employed: 1,843,600

    Average Annual Salary: $56,980