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Caption Writer Salary

$47,976 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$979

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 12, 2019

The average pay for a Caption Writer is $47,976 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Caption Writer is between $35,482 and $58,373. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates computerized captioning system to provide captions for movies or taped television productions for hearing-impaired viewers, and to provide captions (subtitles) in english or foreign language: listens to dialogue of production and writes caption phrases for dialogue.
  • Watches production and reviews captions simultaneously to determine which caption phrases to leave in, which to revise, and where captions should be placed on screen.
  • Enters commands to edit and place captions, and to synchronize captions with dialogue.
  • May write captions to describe music and background noises.
  • May discuss captions with director, motion picture, director, television, producer, or producer.
  • May translate foreign language dialogue into english language captions, or translate english dialogue into foreign language captions.
  • May oversee encoding of captions to master tape of television production.
Caption Writer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Writers and Authors

Job family population: 45,210

Estimated population of Caption Writer jobs: 5,587

Rate of error: 2.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$55,617
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Caption Writer Job Listings for United States

Social Media Manager
Nov 6
us
LAUNCH DRTV
... written copy tailored for each unique social media platform based on optimal character counts (headlines, descriptions, etc.), caption formatting nuances (hashtags, line breaks, etc.), varying ...
Manager/ Assistant Manager, Social Media
Nov 1
us
Algenist
Create unique, accurate, grammatically-correct written copy tailored for each unique social media platform based on optimal character counts (headlines, descriptions, etc.), caption formatting ...
Sr Financial Accountant
Nov 22
Stockton, CA, USA
The Hire Source
... written summaries of trends in financial performance at the financial statement caption level down to the general ledger account level as compared to historical performance, forecast, or budget as ...
Senior Financial Accountant
Nov 21
Stockton, CA, USA
Therapeutic Research Center
Analyze and prepare written summaries of trends in financial performance at the financial statement caption level down to the general ledger account level as compared to historical performance ...
Independent Auto Damage Field Appraisers in the San Carlos, CA Area
Dec 5
San Carlos, CA, USA
Quality Assurance Adjusting Services, Inc dba QA Claims
MS Word/Excel- Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Superior organization skills ... and caption damages- Evaluate total loss claims- Communicate with customers, insureds, repair ...

The average pay for a Caption Writer is $47,976 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Caption Writer is between $35,482 and $58,373. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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