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Writers and Authors in Oregon

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

16.1% Jobs Projection
$59,960 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Writers and Authors Work in Oregon?

There were approximately 700 workers employed as Writers and Authors in this state in 2018.

There were 700 Writers and Authors employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


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


Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Writers and Authors in this state are growing at a rate of 16.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.6%.


Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 190 annual Writers and Authors job openings in Oregon, and 2,020 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 Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Writers and Authors ranged from $38,000 to $110,090 with $59,960 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.27 to $52.93. The median hourly rate was $28.83.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.37 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.54.

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


Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 510 $65,070
Eugene, OR 70 $46,440
Medford, OR 40 $59,770

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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