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What is the average salary for Television Writers in the United States?

Television Writers earn an average hourly wage of $32.63. Hourly wages typically start from $13.77 and go up to $55.20. Television Writers earn an average salary of $67,870 per year. Salaries typically start from $28,640 and go up to $114,820.

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 Television Writers in the United States earn:

$55.20 an hour $114,820 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Television Writers in the United States earn:

$40.28 an hour $83,790 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Television Writers in the United States earn:

$28.30 an hour $58,850 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Television Writers in the United States earn:

$19.67 an hour $40,920 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Television Writers in the United States earn:

$13.77 an hour $28,640 per year

Historical salary for Television Writers in the United States

Television Writer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Television Writer Salary in District of Columbia $42.50 $88,390 # 1
Television Writer Salary in California $40.20 $83,620 # 2
Television Writer Salary in New York $39.11 $81,340 # 3
Television Writer Salary in Connecticut $37.28 $77,550 # 4
Television Writer Salary in Maryland $36.63 $76,190 # 5
Television Writer Salary in Massachusetts $35.18 $73,170 # 6
Television Writer Salary in Illinois $34.01 $70,750 # 7
Television Writer Salary in Virginia $33.93 $70,570 # 8
Television Writer Salary in Washington $33.61 $69,900 # 9
Television Writer Salary in Colorado $32.05 $66,660 # 10
Television Writer Salary in Oregon $31.83 $66,200 # 11
Television Writer Salary in Missouri $31.27 $65,030 # 12
Television Writer Salary in Vermont $31.05 $64,580 # 13
Television Writer Salary in Alaska $30.55 $63,540 # 14
Television Writer Salary in Pennsylvania $30.46 $63,360 # 15
Television Writer Salary in New Jersey $30.13 $62,660 # 16
Television Writer Salary in Delaware $29.71 $61,800 # 17
Television Writer Salary in Idaho $29.19 $60,720 # 18
Television Writer Salary in Hawaii $28.19 $58,630 # 19
Television Writer Salary in Rhode Island $27.79 $57,800 # 20
Television Writer Salary in Ohio $27.55 $57,310 # 21
Television Writer Salary in Minnesota $27.22 $56,630 # 22
Television Writer Salary in Georgia $27.13 $56,430 # 23
Television Writer Salary in Michigan $27.09 $56,350 # 24
Television Writer Salary in New Hampshire $27.04 $56,240 # 25
Television Writer Salary in Texas $26.82 $55,780 # 26
Television Writer Salary in North Carolina $26.78 $55,700 # 27
Television Writer Salary in North Dakota $26.60 $55,330 # 28
Television Writer Salary in Florida $26.37 $54,850 # 29
Television Writer Salary in Alabama $25.97 $54,020 # 30
Television Writer Salary in Arizona $25.83 $53,720 # 31
Television Writer Salary in New Mexico $25.24 $52,500 # 32
Television Writer Salary in Utah $24.26 $50,450 # 33
Television Writer Salary in Kansas $23.72 $49,330 # 34
Television Writer Salary in Nebraska $23.29 $48,450 # 35
Television Writer Salary in South Dakota $23.10 $48,060 # 36
Television Writer Salary in Wisconsin $22.90 $47,630 # 37
Television Writer Salary in Iowa $22.31 $46,390 # 38
Television Writer Salary in Kentucky $22.14 $46,040 # 39
Television Writer Salary in Oklahoma $22.07 $45,910 # 40
Television Writer Salary in Maine $21.47 $44,670 # 41
Television Writer Salary in Indiana $21.27 $44,250 # 42
Television Writer Salary in Montana $21.19 $44,080 # 43
Television Writer Salary in Arkansas $20.91 $43,490 # 44
Television Writer Salary in Mississippi $20.89 $43,450 # 45
Television Writer Salary in Tennessee $20.57 $42,780 # 46
Television Writer Salary in Louisiana $20.25 $42,110 # 47
Television Writer Salary in West Virginia $20.19 $42,000 # 48
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics