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How much does a Lyricist make in the United States?

Average Lyricist Hourly Wage in the United States

Lyricists earn a median hourly wage of $27.77. Hourly wages typically start from $13.61 and go up to $56.27.

Average Lyricist Yearly Salary in the United States

Lyricists earn a median salary of $57,750 per year. Salaries typically start from $28,310 and go up to $117,050.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Certificate, Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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Lyricist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Lyricist Earnings

The highest earning Lyricists in the United States earn:

$56.27
an hour
$117,050
per year
Senior Lyricist Earnings

Senior Lyricists in the United States earn:

$40.48
an hour
$84,190
per year
Experienced Lyricist Earnings

Experienced Lyricists in the United States earn:

$27.77
an hour
$57,750
per year
Junior Lyricist Earnings

Junior Lyricists in the United States earn:

$19.29
an hour
$40,130
per year
Starting Lyricist Earnings

Starting Lyricists in the United States earn:

$13.61
an hour
$28,310
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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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 $38.05 $79,140 # 1
Lyricist Salary in District of Columbia $41.96 $87,270 # 2
Lyricist Salary in New York $33.34 $69,350 # 3
Lyricist Salary in Connecticut $28.31 $58,880 # 4
Lyricist Salary in Maryland $31.03 $64,550 # 5
Lyricist Salary in Massachusetts $28.01 $58,260 # 6
Lyricist Salary in Virginia $28.40 $59,080 # 7
Lyricist Salary in Illinois $29.33 $61,000 # 8
Lyricist Salary in Missouri $27.10 $56,370 # 9
Lyricist Salary in Vermont $24.43 $50,810 # 10
Lyricist Salary in Delaware $27.32 $56,830 # 11
Lyricist Salary in Colorado $27.11 $56,390 # 12
Lyricist Salary in Washington $30.48 $63,390 # 13
Lyricist Salary in Alaska $30.68 $63,810 # 14
Lyricist Salary in New Jersey $26.54 $55,200 # 15
Lyricist Salary in Pennsylvania $26.37 $54,850 # 16
Lyricist Salary in Oregon $24.92 $51,840 # 17
Lyricist Salary in Georgia $21.86 $45,470 # 18
Lyricist Salary in Hawaii $27.22 $56,610 # 19
Lyricist Salary in Florida $23.07 $47,990 # 20
Lyricist Salary in Ohio $24.92 $51,840 # 21
Lyricist Salary in Texas $25.05 $52,110 # 22
Lyricist Salary in Minnesota $25.66 $53,380 # 23
Lyricist Salary in Alabama $22.93 $47,690 # 24
Lyricist Salary in North Carolina $23.69 $49,270 # 25
Lyricist Salary in North Dakota $18.48 $38,440 # 26
Lyricist Salary in New Hampshire $23.00 $47,840 # 27
Lyricist Salary in Arkansas $22.13 $46,040 # 28
Lyricist Salary in Rhode Island $23.45 $48,770 # 29
Lyricist Salary in Maine $21.91 $45,580 # 30
Lyricist Salary in Michigan $22.75 $47,320 # 31
Lyricist Salary in Kansas $24.74 $51,450 # 32
Lyricist Salary in Idaho $22.17 $46,110 # 33
Lyricist Salary in Utah $20.88 $43,430 # 34
Lyricist Salary in Wisconsin $20.95 $43,580 # 35
Lyricist Salary in Mississippi $21.99 $45,730 # 36
Lyricist Salary in New Mexico $20.21 $42,040 # 37
Lyricist Salary in Arizona $22.74 $47,300 # 38
Lyricist Salary in Kentucky $20.27 $42,160 # 39
Lyricist Salary in South Carolina $20.18 $41,970 # 40
Lyricist Salary in Indiana $17.57 $36,550 # 41
Lyricist Salary in Tennessee $18.52 $38,530 # 42
Lyricist Salary in Iowa $19.99 $41,580 # 43
Lyricist Salary in Nebraska $18.45 $38,380 # 44
Lyricist Salary in Louisiana $18.25 $37,970 # 45
Lyricist Salary in Montana $18.05 $37,530 # 46
Lyricist Salary in South Dakota $17.72 $36,860 # 47
Lyricist Salary in Oklahoma $16.41 $34,130 # 48
Lyricist Salary in West Virginia $13.35 $27,760 # 49
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Lyricist

Interested in becoming a Lyricist? Here are your next steps.

  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. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Certificate, Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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