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Writers and Authors in New Mexico

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

-2% Jobs Projection
$46,610 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

While jobs for Writers and Authors in New Mexico are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Writers and Authors in New Mexico is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Writers and Authors Work in New Mexico?

There were approximately 70 workers employed as Writers and Authors in this state in 2018.

There were 90 Writers and Authors employed in this state in 2017.

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

Writers and Authors in NM Employment Trend

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

Writers and Authors in NM vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Writers and Authors in this state are declining at a rate of 2.4% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.6%.

Job Projections for Writers and Authors: Nation vs. NM

New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 30 annual Writers and Authors job openings in New Mexico, and 400 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 New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Writers and Authors ranged from $32,590 to $72,810 with $46,610 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.67 to $35. The median hourly rate was $22.41.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.44 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.03.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Writers and Authors Earnings: NM vs. National Average

Top New Mexico 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
Albuquerque, NM 50 $45,230

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation NM Employment Total
Technical Writers 410
Editors 310


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