$77,023
Avg. Salary
$22.50
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Screen Writer is $22.50 per hour.

The median Screen Writer has a base pay of $77,023. Salaries generally range from $30k to $194k. The median bonus is .
$9.66
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$22.50
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$56.17
90%
MEDIAN $22.50
$30k
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50%
$194k
90%
MEDIAN $77,023
$30,346 - $193,916
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MEDIAN: $77,023
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$0$193K
Salary $30,346 - $193,916
Bonus $5,000
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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$21,243 - $181,207
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $9.66 - $56.17
Hourly Tips $3.33
Overtime $25.75
Annual Data $0$181K
Bonus $5,000
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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$21,243 - $181,207
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Screen Writer Salaries

Experienced
▲50%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 68%