Does your ideal degree pay what you expect?
After graduation, screenwriting graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $67,528, while the bottom 20% make closer to $24,119. The median grad salary is $40,357.
Screenwriting graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in screenwriting is $25,067, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $34,097.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for screenwriting graduates
As per most recent US census
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