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 18% less than similar careers in New Mexico. On average, they make less than filmmakers but more than editors.

Career Median Salary
Filmmaker salary $54K
Producer salary $54K
Film director salary $54K
Talent director salary $54K
Court reporter salary $60K
Author salary $47K
Television writer salary $47K
Copywriter salary $47K
Journalist salary $37K
Editor salary $40K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)