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Writers and Authors in Arkansas

Want to work in Arkansas as a Writer or Author? Read this first!

13.9% Jobs Projection
$43,450 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Writers and Authors in Arkansas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Writers and Authors in Arkansas is growing faster than average.

  • Writers and Authors in Arkansas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Writers and Authors Work in Arkansas?

There were approximately 120 workers employed as Writers and Authors in this state in 2018.

There were 120 Writers and Authors employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


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


Job Projections for Arkansas

Jobs for Writers and Authors in this state are growing at a rate of 13.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.6%.


Arkansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 410 jobs for Arkansas Writers and Authors in 2026.

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

What do Writers and Authors Make in Arkansas?

In 2018 wages for Writers and Authors ranged from $27,350 to $78,530 with $43,450 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.15 to $37.76. The median hourly rate was $20.89.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.09 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.20.

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


Top Arkansas 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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 110 $46,730
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 50 $43,590
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 $50,110

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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