Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

risk level
Based on 119 votes
by year 2032
or $35.17 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Writers and Authors.


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Automation risk

44% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

33% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 44% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Writers and Authors' job openings is expected to rise 4.1% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Writers and Authors' was $73,150, or $35 per hour

'Writers and Authors' were paid 58.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 54,010 people employed as 'Writers and Authors' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Writers and Authors'.

Job description

Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.

SOC Code: 27-3043.05


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Brook says
Don't forget the fact that humans' feelings play an important role in this field. Even if AI generates art works as good as above the average, which one do you think people would choose to enjoy, AI or human artist?
Jun 08, 2023 at 01:26 AM
Psalm (Highly likely) says
Most novels, songs, and poems produced are of relatively low quality. The bar for consumption is equally low, and will be lowered further still as time progresses. AI can perform adequately, and adequacy is all producers need. So what if AI can't match a master of the craft? How many true masters are there in the field as it is?

AI is faster and cheaper. High volume produced at a low cost equals profit, especially in the current marketplace. And yes, it is a marketplace. There is nothing seen as holy about human effort in the creative industries.
Mar 09, 2022 at 02:51 PM
bro (Low) says
Robot can't write creatively
Nov 20, 2021 at 08:36 PM

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