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Writers and Authors

Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.   (O'Net 27-3043.00)

 
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2013
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 11.90   $ 16.41   $ 24.43   $ 31.90   $ 52.78   $ 31.54  
    Yearly $ 24,740   $ 34,130   $ 50,810   $ 66,360   $109,780   $ 65,600  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 9.29   $ 15.50   $ 19.28   $ 24.21   $90.00+   $ 29.69  
    Yearly $ 19,330   $ 32,230   $ 40,100   $ 50,360   $187,200+   $ 61,750  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 15.24   $ 21.78   $ 26.88   $ 35.46   $ 54.19   $ 35.50  
    Yearly $ 31,700   $ 45,310   $ 55,920   $ 73,760   $112,710   $ 73,840  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 11.08   $ 13.75   $ 29.39   $ 33.85   $ 36.58   $ 29.35  
    Yearly $ 23,040   $ 28,610   $ 61,130   $ 70,410   $ 76,080   $ 61,050  
     
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    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2014.
    + This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,200 per year.
     


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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2010 2020
    Vermont 977 1,025 0.5% 31
    Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA 329 340 0.3% 10
    Southern Vermont Balance of State 394 417 0.6% 12
    Northern Vermont Balance of State 245 257 0.5% 7
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released August 2012, area estimates released April 2013.
     


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    Industry Vermont
    2010
    Employment
    Percent
    of Total
    Total Self-Employed and Unpaid Family Workers, Primary Job 814 84%
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released August 2012.
     


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