The average pay for a Script Writer is $43,000 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$24,190 - $157,812
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MEDIAN: $43,000
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$24,190 - $157,812  
   
Bonus
$875  
Total Pay (?
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$23,489 - $148,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$40.00  
   
Overtime
$12.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$875  
   
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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$23,489 - $148,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Job Description for Script Writer

A script writer creates dialogue and stage direction for actors and directors. Script writers are often associated with plays, television shows and movies; however, other employment opportunities include helping write commercials, safety or demonstration videos for the workplace, and similar presentations that feature narration and/or role playing by actors.

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Script Writer Tasks

  • Edit and review content, updating for tone as well as new materials.
  • Convey information in an interesting and brand-appropriate manner.
  • Create, audit and test scripts for online interaction based on organization guidelines.
  • Review feedback and user data to improve customer experience.

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Experience Affects Script Writer Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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