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 Associated Press pays its employees $86K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at The Associated Press fluctuate depending on your job title; your experience level and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Bringing in the most money are Software Development Managers — their earnings average $153K annually. Information Technology Project Managers are a close second at about $85K along with Journalists (approximately $70K).

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $73K per year on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $84K annually. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $75K per year.


Residents of Cranbury, N.J. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $101K annually; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. (approximately $84K) and Washington, DC ($72K). Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — $101K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $120K annually for Certified Information Systems Security Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to around $93K per year for accredited Cisco Certified Network Associates. The best paid folks at The Associated Press have an Associate's Degree, earning $119K annually.


In this position, it pays to have ASP.NET in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $153K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; one in five consider it a key competency. C#, Editing, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only 42 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. The Associated Press sponsors a 401(k) program, and nearly all survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. For the vast majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for The Associated Press


39 %
61 %
$46,400 - $83,524
$73,289 - $147,395
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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