A Journalist earns an average salary of AU$51,867 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

AU$37,603 - AU$79,474
AU$38K
AU$52K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$52,087
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50%
90%

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AU$19.68 - AU$40.69
AU$20
AU$26
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$25.53
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$27KAU$54KAU$81K
Salary
AU$37,603 - AU$79,474  
   
Bonus
AU$4,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$38,500 - AU$80,032  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$20AU$40AU$60
Hourly Rate
AU$19.68 - AU$40.69  
   
Overtime
AU$46.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$4,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$38,500 - AU$80,032  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

Pay by Experience for a Journalist has a positive trend. An entry-level Journalist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 172 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Journalist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Journalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 45 salaries. A Journalist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$52,589

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Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

▲27%

▲10%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

▲3%

National Average
AU$53,000

Technical Writing
▼1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%

Reporting
▼5%

writing
▼12%

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 82%
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