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Writers and Authors in Montana

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$45,570 Median Salary
20 Job Openings
  • Writers and Authors in Montana earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Writers and Authors Work in Montana?

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

There were 150 Writers and Authors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Writers and Authors in MT Employment Trend

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

Writers and Authors in MT vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Montana

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%.

Job Projections for Writers and Authors: Nation vs. MT

Montana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 260 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 Montana?

In 2018 wages for Writers and Authors ranged from $19,110 to $75,840 with $45,570 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.19 to $36.46. The median hourly rate was $21.91.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.54 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.37.

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

Writers and Authors Earnings: MT vs. National Average

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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Occupation MT Employment Total
Editors 220
Technical Writers 70

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