Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Songwriter make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$63,773 / yrTotal Pay
$40,536 / yrBase Pay
$23,238 / yrAdditional Pay

$63,773

 / yr
$12K$363K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Songwriter is $63,773 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $40,536 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $23,238 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Songwriter salary is $40,536. Salaries can range from $12,479 - $362,870. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Songwriter in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $63,773.

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Songfinch
5.0

Songfinch

Songwriter - Hourly Contractor
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$39 -$108

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$39

$108

$39 - $108 Range

Old Navy
3.5

Old Navy

Songwriter - Hourly
About 

$100 -$108

 hourly

$100

$108

$100 - $108 Range

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Walt Disney Company
4.0

$69K

$75K

$69,169 - $75,234 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3
About 

$98K -$106K

$98K

$106K

$97,862 - $106,278 Range

The TJX Companies, Inc.
3.7

The TJX Companies, Inc.

Songwriter - Hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

BMG
3.8

BMG

Songwriter - Contractor

$32K

$35K

$32,253 - $35,012 Range

Kobalt Music Group
3.6

Kobalt Music Group

Songwriter - Contractor

$28K

$30K

$27,836 - $30,450 Range

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Songtrust
4.3

Songtrust

Songwriter - Hourly Intern
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$15 -$16

 hourly

$15

$16

$15 - $16 Range

Razor & Tie
3.3

Razor & Tie

Songwriter - Contractor

$86K

$93K

$85,737 - $93,147 Range

University Medical Group (RI)
4.4

$70K

$75K

$70,254 - $74,864 Range

Carnival Music

Songwriter
About 

$17K -$18K

$17K

$18K

$16,847 - $18,411 Range

DAS Music

Songwriter
About 

$25K -$27K

$25K

$27K

$25,315 - $27,489 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Musician/Songwriter - Hourly Contractor
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$97 -$104

 hourly

$97

$104

$97 - $104 Range

Verizon
3.9

Verizon

Musician/Songwriter - Hourly

$8

$9

$8 - $9 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Musician/Songwriter - Monthly
About 

$5K -$5K

$5K

$5K

$4,955 - $5,304 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Musician/Songwriter - Monthly

$4K

$5K

$4,188 - $4,512 Range

DONE by NONE
4.0

DONE by NONE

Musician/Songwriter
About 

$49K -$54K

$49K

$54K

$49,198 - $54,063 Range

Nones
4.0

Nones

Musician/Songwriter - Hourly

$7

$8

$7 - $8 Range

Royal Caribbean Group
4.2

$20K

$21K

$19,500 - $21,316 Range

Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society
4.4

$4K

$4K

$3,511 - $3,855 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Songwriter salaries

The national average salary for a Songwriter is $52,522 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Songwriter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 171129 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Songwriter employees.

The highest salary for a Songwriter in United States is $105,684 per year.

The lowest salary for a Songwriter in United States is $26,102 per year.

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