The average wage for a lyricist in the United States is around $12.18 per hour.
This is 46% below the national average. Updated in 2017.
Lyricists earn an average hourly wage of $12.18. Salaries typically start from $9.42 per hour and go up to $25.78 per hour.
Lyricist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Lyricist salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
How do lyricist salaries compare to similar careers?
Lyricists earn 10% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than talent agents.
|Talent agent salary||$37K|
|Music promoter salary||$32K|
|Piano tuner salary||$37K|
|Audio engineer salary||$31K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)