Lyricist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Lyricist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $17,900
Texas $17,000

How do lyricist salaries compare to similar careers?

Lyricists earn 14% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than music therapists but more than DJs.

Career Median Salary
Music therapist salary $48K
Music producer salary $34K
Recording engineer salary $34K
Music promoter salary $31K
Piano tuner salary $36K
Lyricist salary $26K
DJ salary $27K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)