In 2004, salaried writers had median earnings of $44,350, with most earning between $31,720 and $62,930. Median earnings were $54,410 in advertising and related services and $37,010 in newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishing.
According to the Society for Technical Communication, the median annual salary for entry-level technical writers was $42,500 in 2004.
Salaries of genealogists vary depending on the institution where they work and on the level of expertise he or she has attained. Most self-employed genealogists earn anywhere from $25 to $50 an hour.