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ENG 261/361/461 Creative Writing

Occupational Outlook Handbook

 

Quick Facts: Writers and Authors
2017 Median Pay $61,820 per year 
$29.72 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Long-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2016 131,200
Job Outlook, 2016-26 8% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 10,000

 

Quick Facts: Editors
2017 Median Pay $58,770 per year 
$28.25 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation Less than 5 years
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 127,400
Job Outlook, 2016-26 -1% (Little or no change)
Employment Change, 2016-26 -1,800

 

Quick Facts: Technical Writers
2017 Median Pay $70,930 per year 
$34.10 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation Less than 5 years
On-the-job Training Short-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2016 52,400
Job Outlook, 2016-26 11% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 5,700

 

 

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,300 1.37 (4) $73,250
Junior Colleges 27,040 3.67 (4) $84,780
Other Schools and Instruction 450 0.11 (4) $66,600
Technical and Trade Schools 200 0.15 (4) $62,580
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.05 (4) $47,970