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Writers and Authors

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $30.27
Statewide median: $20.95


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Writers and Authors *

Area Low Median High
$21.96 $30.41 $41.86
$24.90 $30.27 $38.92
Central Minnesota
$25.47 $28.41 $31.31
Northeast Minnesota
$20.39 $25.00 $30.32
Northwest Minnesota
$32.04 $35.26 $38.49
Southeast Minnesota
$25.76 $28.76 $31.94
Southwest Minnesota
$19.97 $24.13 $45.06
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$25.35 $30.67 $39.34

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 1,090 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Writers and Authors most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.


Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3,083 new Writers and Authors to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Writers and Authors
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 131,200 141,200 10,000 7.6%
Minnesota 3,278 3,481 203 6.2%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,963 2,144 181 9.2%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.