The average salary for a Screen Writer is $78,119.
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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. Screenwriters must be creative and able to bring characters to …Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Screen Writer
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 $66,500 based on 7 salaries. An early career Screen Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Screen Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Screen Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,591 based on 9 salaries.
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