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27-3043.00 - Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.
This title represents a group of more specific occupations. For additional information, please select one of the specific occupations below.
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2015)||$28.97 hourly, $60,250 annual|
|Employment (2014)||137,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2014-2024)||Slower than average (2% to 4%)|
|Projected job openings (2014-2024)||26,100|
|Top industries (2014)||
Self-Employed (66% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- Writers and authors . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.