Television writer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Television writer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $100,210
California $75,400
Maryland $75,430
New York $73,480
New Jersey $63,290
Connecticut $74,860
Massachusetts $64,380
Arizona $53,950
Oregon $59,960
Illinois $58,990
Virginia $66,340
Minnesota $61,880
North Carolina $57,510
Colorado $55,640
Washington $61,060
West Virginia $59,970
Alaska $64,330
Rhode Island $62,660
Georgia $56,420
Kansas $51,520
Vermont $64,140
Indiana $51,070
Maine $51,600
Michigan $54,580
Delaware $52,510
Pennsylvania $55,920
Wisconsin $50,190
Alabama $48,080
Missouri $55,250
New Hampshire $53,270
Texas $53,730
Tennessee $51,160
Utah $48,460
Kentucky $50,530
Mississippi $52,760
Nevada $52,380
Florida $47,190
Idaho $45,340
Hawaii $51,290
Iowa $49,440
Oklahoma $48,190
New Mexico $46,610
South Dakota $42,620
Arkansas $43,450
Ohio $45,230
North Dakota $48,580
Montana $45,570
Nebraska $38,990
Louisiana $36,040
Puerto Rico $33,050

How do television writer salaries compare to similar careers?

Television writers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than filmmakers but more than court reporters.

Career Median Salary
Filmmaker salary $73K
Producer salary $72K
Film director salary $72K
Technical writer salary $70K
Author salary $62K
Television writer salary $62K
Copywriter salary $62K
Film and video editor salary $60K
Cinematographer salary $40K
Court reporter salary $57K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)