A Journalist earns an average salary of AU$51,617 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$38,200 - AU$79,447
AU$38K
AU$52K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$51,617
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AU$19.66 - AU$40.85
AU$20
AU$25
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$24.99
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$27KAU$54KAU$81K
Salary
AU$38,200 - AU$79,447  
   
Bonus
AU$3,500  
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$38,847 - AU$80,188  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$20AU$40AU$60
Hourly Rate
AU$19.66 - AU$40.85  
   
Overtime
AU$42.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$3,500  
   
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$38,847 - AU$80,188  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$51,797

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Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
AU$52,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

▲5%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

National Average
AU$52,000

writing
▼2%

Reporting
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 83%
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