Screen Writer Salary

A Screen Writer earns an average salary of $80,000 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$24,832 - $201,341
$25K
$77K
$200K
MEDIAN: $77,419
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50%
90%

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$8.07 - $99.33
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$22
$99
MEDIAN: $22.50
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$0$209K
Salary $24,832 - $201,341
Bonus $25,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,660 - $209,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $8.07 - $99.33
Overtime $21.50
Annual Data $0$209K
Bonus $25,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,660 - $209,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Key Stats for Screen Writer

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
29%
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Experience Affects Screen Writer Salaries

Experienced
▲44%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 67%
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