The average pay for a Journalist with Editing skills is AU$54,513 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$38,460 - AU$85,072
AU$38K
AU$55K
AU$85K
MEDIAN: AU$55,310
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AU$19.69 - AU$34.00
AU$20
AU$25
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$24.59
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$29KAU$58KAU$87K
Salary
AU$38,460 - AU$85,072  
   
Bonus
AU$9,750  
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$39,127 - AU$83,842  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$19.69 - AU$34.00  
   
Overtime
AU$36.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$9,750  
   
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$39,127 - AU$83,842  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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 $48,000 based on 59 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 $62,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Journalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 21 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 $85,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$55,084

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Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
AU$55,000

▼13%

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 78%
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