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Caption Writer Salary

How much does a Caption Writer make in Kentucky, United States?
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Salary Data for Caption Writer

$42,979 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$877 (USD)/yr

$42,484 (USD)/yr

$20 (USD)/hr

$877 (USD)/yr

Job 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.
The average caption writer salary in Kentucky, United States is $42,979 or an equivalent hourly rate of $21. This is 9% lower (-$4,254) than the average caption writer salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $877. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Kentucky, United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$31,787 (USD)

$52,294 (USD)

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Salary Potential

$49,825 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Caption Writer will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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