The average wage for an author in the United States is around $15.74 per hour.
This is 53% below the national average. Updated in 2017.
Authors earn an average hourly wage of $15.74. Salaries typically start from $14.83 per hour and go up to $18.42 per hour.
Author earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Author salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
How do author salaries compare to similar careers?
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