How much does a Scriptwriter make in the United States? The average Scriptwriter salary in the United States is $63,618 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $52,114 and $81,402. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Scriptwriter ?

A screenplay writer (also called screenwriter for short), scriptwriter or scenarist, is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs and video games, are based....

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Scriptwriter in the United States. The base salary for Scriptwriter ranges from $52,114 to $81,402 with the average base salary of $63,618. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $53,559 to $91,184 with the average total cash compensation of $71,577.

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