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. Employees at The Associated Press make $85K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for The Associated Press employees is your experience level, though your city and your role at the company play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $71K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $84K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (42 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $79K annually on average.


Residents of Cranbury, N.J. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $119K per year; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. ($84K) and Washington, DC (about $79K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays The Associated Press the most — $119K annually on average.


Earning $85K per year on average, Information Technology Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Journalists (around $71K annually).

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Cisco Certified Network Associates, who make about $86K per year. Microsoft Certified Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $85K annually. Regarding salaries and education, The Associated Press pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — approximately $119K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report SQL among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $147K per year. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Editing, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

44 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Almost all respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most employees, and a large number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

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