The minimal is NOT 200k/12 months, simply to be clear.
That is for TV – and provided that you are working 12 months spherical on a community present. The vast majority of TV writers work 20 weeks in the event that they’re fortunate, and so they earn a weekly price with no bonuses in the event that they’re employees stage. Minimums are weekly and never annual; scale is round 4-5k per week (although producer-level writers make extra).
For movie, the minimal is about 43k for a venture that will final you anyplace from 3 months to a 12 months relying on how a lot free work you are requested to do. Most writers make scale to begin and slowly enhance their quotes over time.
And these numbers come earlier than taxes and costs, clearly. Do not forget that brokers, managers, and attorneys take 25% of every little thing writers make.