Screenwriter Salary


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National Screenwriter Salary Information

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The average yearly salary for Screenwriter is $81,600. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Screenwriter, you could expect a starting pay rate of $67,200 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $96,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Screenwriter Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Screenwriter Salary

$65,280 - $97,920

Starting Yearly Screenwriter Salary

$53,760 - $80,640

Top Yearly Screenwriter Salary

$76,800 - $115,200

Monthly Screenwriter Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Screenwriter Salary

$5,440 - $8,160

Starting Monthly Screenwriter Salary

$4,480 - $6,720

Top Monthly Screenwriter Salary

$6,400 - $9,600

Hourly Screenwriter Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Screenwriter Salary

$29 - $44

Starting Hourly Screenwriter Salary

$24 - $36

Top Hourly Screenwriter Salary

$34 - $51


Screenwriter Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Screenwriter age in the United States is 34 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Screenwriter are male in the United States, and 51% of the Screenwriter are female in the United States.

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