How much does a Author make?

Updated Oct 1, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$53,162 /yr
Average Base Pay

51 salaries

$26K

Low

$53K

Average

$108K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Author is $53,162 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Author salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 51 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Author employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Writer$56,986 /yr
L3
Senior Writer$80,861 /yr
L4
Staff Writer$49,556 /yr
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Amazon
3.7

Amazon

Author

$35,145

 /yr
Range: $27K - $71K
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$27K

$71K

$27,363 - $71,167 Range

Pluralsight
3.7

Pluralsight

Author

$88,477

 /yr
Range: $65K - $93K

$65K

$93K

$65,269 - $93,489 Range

Amazon
3.7

Amazon

Author
About 

$15K -$79K

$15K

$79K

$15,233 - $78,924 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Author
About 

$23K -$105K

$23K

$105K

$22,522 - $104,694 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Author
About 

$44K -$54K

$44K

$54K

$43,530 - $54,096 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Author
About 

$77K -$95K

$77K

$95K

$77,056 - $95,436 Range

Penguin Random House
3.9

Penguin Random House

Author - Contractor
About 

$49K -$73K

$49K

$73K

$49,211 - $72,952 Range

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Simon & Schuster
3.8

Simon & Schuster

Author
About 

$26K -$321K

$26K

$321K

$26,392 - $320,737 Range

Macmillan Publishers
4

Macmillan Publishers

Author - Hourly Contractor
About 

$10 -$33

 hourly

$10

$33

$10 - $33 Range

Macmillan Learning
3.7

Macmillan Learning

Author - Hourly Contractor
About 

$28 -$30

 hourly

$28

$30

$28 - $30 Range

Callisto Media
3

Callisto Media

Author - Monthly Contractor
About 

$2K -$3K

$2K

$3K

$1,911 - $3,301 Range

Textbroker International
3.4

Textbroker International

Author - Hourly Contractor
About 

$7 -$14

 hourly

$7

$14

$7 - $14 Range

Preferred Home Care of NY
3.3

$59K

$64K

$58,695 - $63,686 Range

Accelerate Education
2.9

Accelerate Education

Author - Hourly
About 

$24 -$29

 hourly

$24

$29

$24 - $29 Range

Amazon
3.7

Amazon

Author - Hourly Contractor
About 

$10 -$10

 hourly

$10

$10

$10 - $10 Range

Walmart
3.3

Walmart

Author - Hourly
About 

$8 -$8

 hourly

$8

$8

$8 - $8 Range

Target
3.7

Target

Author - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Author
About 

$81K -$88K

$81K

$88K

$80,655 - $88,123 Range

Lowe's Home Improvement
3.4

$62K

$68K

$62,082 - $67,605 Range

Lowe's Home Improvement
3.4

Lowe's Home Improvement

Author - Hourly
About 

$10 -$11

 hourly

$10

$11

$10 - $11 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Author salaries

The national average salary for an Author is $53,162 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Author salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 51 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Author employees.

The highest salary for an Author in United States is $108,105 per year.

The lowest salary for an Author in United States is $26,143 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent author salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$15
hourly
A Story Writer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$25
hourly
A Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$52,000
per year
An User Experience Writer/Content Designer in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$56,000
per year
A Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $56,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$55,000
per year
A Writer in the Memphis, TN Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Memphis, TN Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$150,000
per year
A Freelancer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Self-Employed
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$10,634
monthly
A Script Writer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $10,634 per month
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$11
hourly
A Writer in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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