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Writers and Authors in Alaska

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$64,330 Median Salary
0 Job Openings
  • Writers and Authors in Alaska earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Writers and Authors Work in Alaska?

110 people worked as Writers and Authors in 2018 in this state.

There were 130 Writers and Authors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 445 Writers and Authors working in it, which means Alaska has fewer Writers and Authors than average.


Job Projections for Alaska

Jobs for Writers and Authors in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 7.6%.


Alaska Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 0 annual job openings, and 40 total jobs in 2026 for Writers and Authors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 12,600 annual jobs and 141,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Writers and Authors Make in Alaska?

In 2018 wages for Writers and Authors ranged from $42,090 to $89,170 with $64,330 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.23 to $42.87. The median hourly rate was $30.93.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $33.8 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.87.

The median salary in Alaska is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Alaska Metros for Writers and Authors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Writers and Authors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Anchorage, AK 60 $61,310

Top States for Writers and Authors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Writers and Authors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,910 $75,400
New York 7,410 $73,480
Texas 2,110 $53,730
Illinois 1,880 $58,990
Florida 1,830 $47,190
Massachusetts 1,490 $64,380
Washington 1,400 $61,060
Pennsylvania 1,400 $55,920
Ohio 1,360 $45,230
District of Columbia 1,250 $100,210
Virginia 1,220 $66,340
Michigan 1,120 $54,580
Minnesota 1,090 $61,880
New Jersey 1,050 $63,290
Georgia 960 $56,420
North Carolina 950 $57,510
Maryland 920 $67,120
Tennessee 750 $51,160
Oregon 700 $59,960
Utah 660 $48,460

Below are the states where Writers and Authors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $100,210
California $75,400
Connecticut $74,860
New York $73,480
Maryland $67,120
Virginia $66,340
Massachusetts $64,380
Alaska $64,330
Vermont $64,140
New Jersey $63,290

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