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Writers and Authors in Michigan

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

8.0% Jobs Projection
$54,580 Median Salary
130 Job Openings

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

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

  • Writers and Authors in Michigan earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Writers and Authors Work in Michigan?

In Michigan, there were 1,120 people working as Writers and Authors in the year 2018.

There were 840 Writers and Authors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Writers and Authors in this state are growing at a rate of 8.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.6%.


Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 130 annual job openings, and 1,490 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 Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Writers and Authors ranged from $32,750 to $91,500 with $54,580 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.75 to $43.99. The median hourly rate was $26.24.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.24 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.00.

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


Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 520 $58,760
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 210 $48,080
Ann Arbor, MI 150 $52,850
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 30 $45,520
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 30 $45,380
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 $57,230

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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