Screen Writer Salary

A Screen Writer earns an average salary of $63,000 per year.

$12,040 - $247,301
(Median)
$12K
$63K
$250K
MEDIAN: $63,000
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$12,040 - $247,301  
   
Bonus
$4,500  
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$12,309 - $238,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Screen Writer

Screenwriters work primarily in the film and television industries and write screenplays for films, television programs, video games, and other outlets. They may write films from scratch or based on novels or real-life events, or episodes of established television shows with familiar characters, locations, and situations. Some may need to follow particular formats for presenting screenplays, especially those writing for television.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 100%
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