January 5, 2019
Typical annual earnings are less than £10,500 to the ALCS-Survey. This equates to a fall of 42% in real terms income for professional authors since the first of these surveys was conducted in 2006.
Average earning levels are reported as being higher than the median confirming a feature of the writing profession that is common to other creative occupations, namely a significant inequality of wealth distribution: in this case the top 10% of earners account for about 70% of the total pot.
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