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Writers and Authors in Oklahoma

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7.5% Jobs Projection
$48,190 Median Salary
100 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Writers and Authors Work in Oklahoma?

In 2018, there were 210 Writers and Authors working in the state.

There were 280 Writers and Authors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Writers and Authors in OK Employment Trend

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

Writers and Authors in OK vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Oklahoma

Jobs for Writers and Authors in this state are growing at a rate of 7.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.6%.

Job Projections for Writers and Authors: Nation vs. OK

Oklahoma Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 100 annual job openings, and a total of 1,140 jobs for Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma?

In 2018 wages for Writers and Authors ranged from $27,150 to $77,540 with $48,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.05 to $37.28. The median hourly rate was $23.17.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.42 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.75.

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

Writers and Authors Earnings: OK vs. National Average

Top Oklahoma 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
Oklahoma City, OK 100 $50,500
Tulsa, OK 70 $49,530

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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Occupation OK Employment Total
Technical Writers 730
Editors 700

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