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Subtitle Writer Salary
in Virginia, United States

$48,208 (USD)

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Last updated: February 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Subtitle Writer is $48,208 a year and $23 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Subtitle Writer is between $35,654 and $58,656. 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 Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Virginia, United States

Job family: Writers and Authors

Job family population: 45,300

Estimated population of Subtitle Writer jobs: 5,598

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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