Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Screen Writer is $77,166
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Screen Writers?
An entry-level Screen Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Screen Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Screen Writers Do?
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.
Screenwriters must be creative and able to bring characters to …Read more