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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

27-3043 Writers and Authors



Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material. Excludes "Public Relations Specialists" (27-3031) and "Technical Writers" (27-3042).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 509$28.79/hr$14.12/hr$16.37/hr$24.91/hr$37.53/hr$45.06/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$31.83/hr
Information210$25.59/hr
Financial Activities40$41.00/hr
Professional and Business Services640$32.03/hr
Education and Health Services120$32.30/hr
Leisure and Hospitality60$14.82/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$23.89/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$25.13/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$28.09/hr5.6%
Southwest Minnesota 30$18.19/hr2.2%
St Cloud MN MSA 30$25.01/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$15.58/hr6.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$25.25/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$28.99/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$26.36/hr3.8%
Southeast Minnesota 50$24.91/hr0.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 950$32.07/hr3.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 970$32.07/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,190$31.98/hr4.0%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Producers and Directors 1,200$31.73/hr14.3%
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 3,030$19.59/hr-9.3%
Public Relations Specialists 5,160$31.99/hr6.3%


  • Vary language and tone of messages based on product and medium.
  • Write fiction or nonfiction prose, such as short stories, novels, biographies, articles, descriptive or critical analyses, and essays.
  • Develop factors such as themes, plots, characterizations, psychological analyses, historical environments, action, and dialogue to create material.
  • Revise written material to meet personal standards and to satisfy needs of clients, publishers, directors, or producers.
  • Revise written material to meet personal standards and to satisfy needs of clients, publishers, directors, or producers.
  • Write narrative, dramatic, lyric, or other types of poetry for publication.
  • Choose subject matter and suitable form to express personal feelings and experiences or ideas, or to narrate stories or events.
  • Develop advertising campaigns for a wide range of clients, working with an advertising agency's creative director and art director to determine the best way to present advertising information.
  • Present drafts and ideas to clients.
  • Conduct research and interviews to determine which of a product's selling features should be promoted.