Author earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Author salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Texas $39,829
California $32,735
Florida $24,940
Pennsylvania $20,800
Illinois $27,000
Georgia $20,800
New York $12,480
Colorado $10,400
Washington $10,400

How do author salaries compare to similar careers?

Authors earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than food critics but more than photojournalists.

Career Median Salary
Food critic salary $27K
Proofreader salary $31K
Editor salary $36K
Journalist salary $29K
News reporter salary $27K
Author salary $33K
Blogger salary $28K
Photojournalist salary $27K