How much does a Lyricist make in the United States?

Average Lyricist Yearly Salary in the United States

Lyricists earn an average yearly salary of $19,970. Salaries typically start from $10,280 and go up to $154,800.

Average Lyricist Hourly Wage in the United States

Lyricists earn an average hourly wage of $9.60. Hourly wages typically start from $4.94 and go up to $74.42.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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

Learn more about the Lyricist job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Lyricists earn in other states.

Employment Type Mix

32%
Full-Time
68%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Lyricist demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
254
RATINGS
Lyricists average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Lyricists in the 8th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Lyricist satisfaction

How to Become a Lyricist

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good lyricist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Jobs in your area
    • Loading jobs...
    View all jobs →

Lyricist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Lyricist Earnings

The highest earning Lyricists in the United States earn:

$74.42
an hour
$154,800
per year
Senior Lyricist Earnings

Senior Lyricists in the United States earn:

$14.25
an hour
$29,640
per year
Experienced Lyricist Earnings

Experienced Lyricists in the United States earn:

$8.00
an hour
$16,640
per year
Junior Lyricist Earnings

Junior Lyricists in the United States earn:

$5.00
an hour
$10,400
per year
Starting Lyricist Earnings

Starting Lyricists in the United States earn:

$4.94
an hour
$10,280
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Find your perfect career

Would you make a good lyricist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

80% Match?
Take the free career test

Lyricist Salary Comparison

Lyricists earn more than 5% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Music Business Manager Salary $34k
Music Artist Salary $32k
Music Promoter Salary $31k
Luthier Salary $29k
Recording Engineer Salary $27k
Lyricist Salary $19k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)