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ENG 261/361/461 Creative Writing

Occupational Outlook Handbook

 

Quick Facts: Writers and Authors
2020 Median Pay $67,120 per year
$32.27 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, 2020 143,200
Job Outlook, 2020-30 9% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 12,200
 

 

Quick Facts: Editors
2020 Median Pay $63,400 per year
$30.48 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, 2020 108,600
Job Outlook, 2020-30 5% (Slower than average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 5,600
 

 

Quick Facts: Technical Writers
2020 Median Pay $74,650 per year
$35.89 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, 2020 52,300
Job Outlook, 2020-30 12% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 6,100
 

 

National Estimates: Industries with Top Employment

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

National estimates for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary