Average Salary for The Associated Press Employees

Operating out of New York City, N.Y., The Associated Press employs talent in positions ranging from Journalist to Information Technology Project Manager. The median salary at The Associated Press is $85K annually. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for The Associated Press workers, followed by how long you've been working and your city. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Earning $85K per year on average, Information Technology Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Journalists ($48K annually).

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at The Associated Press for between five and 10 years earn around $70K per year on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $75K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make approximately $102K per year on average.


Residents of Cranbury, N.J. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $95K annually; other top-paying cities include Washington, DC ($88K) and New York, N.Y. (about $86K). The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where salaries average out at $95K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Network Associates are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $93K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded with median pay of around $85K per year. The Associated Press workers who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are also well compensated, earning approximately $66K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Strategic Planning; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $99K annually. A garden variety skill at The Associated Press is Project Management; around a sixth of The Associated Press' people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Contract Negotiation, and Writing Procedures & Documentation round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is more common here than paid vacation time; the larger part of workers report receiving the former, whereas only about half of survey participants report receiving the latter. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

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Key Stats for The Associated Press


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53 %
$44,219 - $84,285
$84,908 - $122,829

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$47,000 - $118,750
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