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Writers and Authors in Florida

Is Florida a good place for you to work as a Writer or Author?

17.3% Jobs Projection
$47,190 Median Salary
650 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Writers and Authors Work in Florida?

In Florida, there were 1,830 people working as Writers and Authors in the year 2018.

There were 1,710 Writers and Authors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Writers and Authors in this state are growing at a rate of 17.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.6%.


Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 650 annual Writers and Authors job openings in Florida, and 6,920 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Writers and Authors Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Writers and Authors ranged from $26,170 to $85,450 with $47,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.58 to $41.08. The median hourly rate was $22.69.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $23.84 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.15.

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


Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 660 $48,150
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 330 $39,870
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 250 $56,760
Jacksonville, FL 140 $38,110
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 60 $52,470
Tallahassee, FL 50 $52,060
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 40 $45,950
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 30 $31,090

Top States for Writers and Authors Employment

View the list below to see 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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