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In May 2019, median annual earnings for salaried writers and authors were $63,200 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $33,660, while the highest paid 10 percent earned $122,450 or more. Some specialties pay better than others. For example, writers who work in newspaper, periodical, directory, and book publishing earned mean annual salaries of $63,440, while those employed in advertising, public relations, and related services earned mean annual salaries of $78,200. 

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