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 about the same as related careers in Virginia. On average, they make less than editors but more than camera operators.

Career Median Salary
Editor salary $65K
Producer salary $65K
Talent director salary $65K
Filmmaker salary $65K
Film director salary $65K
Copywriter salary $66K
Author salary $66K
Television writer salary $66K
Film and video editor salary $60K
Camera operator salary $55K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)