The average pay for a Journalist is C$41,074 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Editing is associated with high pay for this job.

C$29,634 - C$71,603
C$30K
C$41K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$41,427
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C$10.30 - C$39.15
C$10
C$20
C$39
MEDIAN: C$19.87
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$25KC$50KC$75K
Salary
C$29,634 - C$71,603  
   
Bonus
C$2,852  
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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C$27,446 - C$72,346  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$14C$28C$42
Hourly Rate
C$10.30 - C$39.15  
   
Overtime
C$26.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$28KC$56KC$84K
Bonus
C$2,852  
   
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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C$27,446 - C$72,346  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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 $39,000 based on 79 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 $55,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Journalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 12 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 $57,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$41,717

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Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Experienced
▲56%

Late-Career
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲31%

National Average
C$42,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

▲10%

National Average
C$42,000

Technical Writing
▼7%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 28%
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