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What is the average salary for Lyricists in the United States?

Lyricists earn an average hourly wage of $33.30. Hourly wages typically start from $13.61 and go up to $56.27. Lyricists earn an average salary of $69,250 per year. Salaries typically start from $28,310 and go up to $117,050.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Lyricists in the United States earn:

$56.27 an hour $117,050 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Lyricists in the United States earn:

$40.48 an hour $84,190 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Lyricists in the United States earn:

$27.77 an hour $57,750 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Lyricists in the United States earn:

$19.29 an hour $40,130 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Lyricists in the United States earn:

$13.61 an hour $28,310 per year

Historical salary for Lyricists in the United States

Lyricist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Lyricist Salary in California $46.64 $97,000 # 1
Lyricist Salary in District of Columbia $40.46 $84,150 # 2
Lyricist Salary in New York $38.70 $80,500 # 3
Lyricist Salary in Connecticut $38.36 $79,800 # 4
Lyricist Salary in Maryland $35.64 $74,130 # 5
Lyricist Salary in Massachusetts $33.02 $68,680 # 6
Lyricist Salary in Virginia $32.88 $68,390 # 7
Lyricist Salary in Illinois $32.49 $67,580 # 8
Lyricist Salary in Missouri $31.60 $65,730 # 9
Lyricist Salary in Vermont $31.54 $65,600 # 10
Lyricist Salary in Delaware $31.22 $64,950 # 11
Lyricist Salary in Colorado $31.12 $64,730 # 12
Lyricist Salary in Washington $30.71 $63,870 # 13
Lyricist Salary in Alaska $30.29 $63,010 # 14
Lyricist Salary in New Jersey $29.46 $61,280 # 15
Lyricist Salary in Pennsylvania $28.64 $59,560 # 16
Lyricist Salary in Oregon $27.97 $58,170 # 17
Lyricist Salary in Georgia $27.88 $57,990 # 18
Lyricist Salary in Hawaii $27.38 $56,960 # 19
Lyricist Salary in Florida $27.18 $56,530 # 20
Lyricist Salary in Ohio $26.70 $55,540 # 21
Lyricist Salary in Texas $26.49 $55,110 # 22
Lyricist Salary in Minnesota $26.47 $55,050 # 23
Lyricist Salary in Alabama $26.08 $54,250 # 24
Lyricist Salary in North Carolina $25.73 $53,520 # 25
Lyricist Salary in North Dakota $25.59 $53,220 # 26
Lyricist Salary in New Hampshire $24.99 $51,970 # 27
Lyricist Salary in Arkansas $24.85 $51,680 # 28
Lyricist Salary in Rhode Island $24.69 $51,350 # 29
Lyricist Salary in Maine $24.59 $51,150 # 30
Lyricist Salary in Michigan $24.58 $51,120 # 31
Lyricist Salary in Kansas $24.29 $50,530 # 32
Lyricist Salary in Idaho $24.25 $50,440 # 33
Lyricist Salary in Utah $23.55 $48,980 # 34
Lyricist Salary in Wisconsin $23.22 $48,290 # 35
Lyricist Salary in New Mexico $23.14 $48,120 # 36
Lyricist Salary in Mississippi $23.14 $48,120 # 37
Lyricist Salary in Arizona $23.09 $48,030 # 38
Lyricist Salary in Kentucky $22.72 $47,250 # 39
Lyricist Salary in South Carolina $22.69 $47,190 # 40
Lyricist Salary in Indiana $22.63 $47,070 # 41
Lyricist Salary in Tennessee $22.31 $46,400 # 42
Lyricist Salary in Iowa $21.43 $44,560 # 43
Lyricist Salary in Nebraska $20.25 $42,120 # 44
Lyricist Salary in Louisiana $20.16 $41,930 # 45
Lyricist Salary in Montana $19.94 $41,480 # 46
Lyricist Salary in South Dakota $19.25 $40,040 # 47
Lyricist Salary in Oklahoma $18.01 $37,470 # 48
Lyricist Salary in West Virginia $16.17 $33,640 # 49
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics