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Total Workforce
159,484
Average Age
42.6
Estimated Job Growth
2.3%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$62,385
Average Male Salary
$74,921
Average Female Salary
$53,083

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Writers & authors and on wages and locations for those in the field.

Diversity

Demographic information on Writers & authors in the US.

Education

Data on higher education choices for Writers & authors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau.

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Writers & authors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Writers & authors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Writers & authors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries is the industry that employs the most Writers & authors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Writers & authors, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Writers & authors are paid most in Concord (West), Martinez & Pleasant Hill Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Writers & authors in the US. The average age of male Writers & authors in the workforce is 44 and of female Writers & authors is 41.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Writers & authors is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Writers & authors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Writers & authors is Communications but a relatively high number of Writers & authors hold a major in Communication Technologies.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Writers & authors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Writers & authors need many skills, but most especially Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Writers & authors need more than the average amount of Writing, Persuasion, and Reading Comprehension.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Writers & authors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Writers & authors are expected to see a growth of 2.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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