How Much Does A Creative Writer Make?

What does a creative writer do?

Creative writers are professionals who write for a variety of print and online publications.

They write engaging and entertaining articles, essays, stories or poems for books, magazines, websites and scripts.

What do you need to become a creative writer?

Creative Writing Education Requirements

Creative writers require originality, determination, and discipline. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most employers of creative writers and editors prefer those with a bachelor’s degree (www.bls.gov).

How much does an average writer make?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2010 writers and authors earned a median salary of $55,420 per year, or $26.64 per hour. These numbers are for freelance writers and authors of books, though, and novelist income is harder to pin down because usually, income depends on book sales and contracts.

What are the highest paying writing jobs?

There’s more to writing than books and magazines

  • Technical Writer. If you have a knack for distilling complex ideas into plain English, a career in technical writing may be a good fit.
  • Editor. Good writers usually make good editors.
  • Magazine Writer.
  • News Reporter.
  • Social Media Manager.
  • Blogging.