Television writer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Television writer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $64,330
Alabama $48,080
Arkansas $43,450
Arizona $53,950
California $75,400
Colorado $55,640
Connecticut $74,860
District of Columbia $100,210
Delaware $52,510
Florida $47,190
Georgia $56,420
Hawaii $51,290
Iowa $49,440
Idaho $45,340
Illinois $58,990
Indiana $51,070
Kansas $51,520
Kentucky $50,530
Louisiana $36,040
Massachusetts $64,380
Maryland $75,430
Maine $51,600
Michigan $54,580
Minnesota $61,880
Missouri $55,250
Mississippi $52,760
Montana $45,570
North Carolina $57,510
North Dakota $48,580
Nebraska $38,990
New Hampshire $53,270
New Jersey $63,290
New Mexico $46,610
Nevada $52,380
New York $73,480
Ohio $45,230
Oklahoma $48,190
Oregon $59,960
Pennsylvania $55,920
Puerto Rico $33,050
Rhode Island $62,660
South Dakota $42,620
Tennessee $51,160
Texas $53,730
Utah $48,460
Virginia $66,340
Vermont $64,140
Washington $61,060
Wisconsin $50,190
West Virginia $59,970
Wyoming $44,480

How do television writer salaries compare to similar careers?

Television writers earn 8% less than similar careers in Georgia. On average, they make less than film directors but more than talent agents.

Career Median Salary
Film director salary $73K
Talent director salary $73K
Technical writer salary $74K
Camera operator salary $59K
Film and video editor salary $52K
Author salary $56K
Television writer salary $56K
Copywriter salary $56K
Editor salary $56K
Talent agent salary $55K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)