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Writer of Prose or Fiction Salary

$77,933 (USD)

Average Salary

$37/hr

Average Hourly

$2,104

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 28, 2020

The average pay for a Writer of Prose or Fiction is $77,933 a year and $37 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Writer of Prose or Fiction is between $55,498 and $96,329. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Writes original prose material for publication.
  • Selects subject matter based on personal interest or receives specific assignment from publisher.
  • Conducts research and makes notes to retain ideas, develop factual information, and obtain authentic detail.
Writer of Prose or Fiction Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Writers and Authors

Job family population: 45,210

Estimated population of Writer of Prose or Fiction jobs: 2,171

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$90,346
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth-largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 328 million, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous...

Writer of Prose or Fiction Job Listings for United States

Technical Writer
Dec 10
Surprise, AZ, USA
Kett Engineering
Capable of producing clear, concise, and instructive prose. * Ability to proactively investigate and piece together information to create coherent, useful documentation. * Ability to investigate and ...
Part-Time Instructor Pool - Writing, Editing & Technical Communication
Jan 28
San Francisco, CA, USA
UC Berkeley Extension
Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin ... Writing * Literary Fiction Writing * Genre Fiction Writing * Nonfiction Writing * Poetry
Communications Associate
Dec 13
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Southwest Michigan First
... of a high performing team, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and have a passion for writing ... and creative prose to make a factual document worth the read. The position is designed for ...
Collections Specialist
Jan 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Independent Publishers Group
... written and verbally. Primary responsibilities include: * Make daily collection calls while ... of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, children's, and general nonfiction and fiction ...
Lab IOT Engineer
Jan 21
Bellevue, WA, USA
ektello
ProSE/D2D * Device log analysis (SIP/IMS/Modem) and provide logical conclusion to issues after co ... Strong verbal and written communication with R&D, Project Managers, Carrier/customer SMEs Top must ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Writer of Prose or Fiction is $77,933 a year and $37 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Writer of Prose or Fiction is between $55,498 and $96,329. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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