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Subtitle Writer Salary

$47,958 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$978

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for a Subtitle Writer is $47,958 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Subtitle Writer is between $35,470 and $58,352. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Subtitle Writer. 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.
Subtitle Writer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Writers and Authors

Job family population: 45,210

Estimated population of Subtitle Writer jobs: 5,587

Rate of error: 2.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$55,597
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Subtitle Writer Job Listings for United States

Media Technician
Nov 8
Burbank, United States
IYUNO Media Group
... written direction of IYUNO executive management. Media Technicians are responsible for ensuring the ... Download subtitle files from IYUNO's MAM system and convert files client specs [i.e. sif, dfxp, stl ...
Media Technician
Nov 6
us
IYUNO Media Group
... written direction of IYUNO executive management. Media Technicians are responsible for ensuring the ... Download subtitle files from IYUNO's MAM system and convert files client specs [i.e. sif, dfxp, stl ...

The average pay for a Subtitle Writer is $47,958 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Subtitle Writer is between $35,470 and $58,352. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Subtitle Writer. 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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Burbank, United States
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... written direction of IYUNO executive management. Media Technicians are responsible for ensuring the ... Download subtitle files from IYUNO's MAM system and convert files client specs [i.e. sif, dfxp, stl ...
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Nov 6
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IYUNO Media Group
... written direction of IYUNO executive management. Media Technicians are responsible for ensuring the ... Download subtitle files from IYUNO's MAM system and convert files client specs [i.e. sif, dfxp, stl ...
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