Average Salary for The Associated Press Employees

The Associated Press offers hefty wages with the average worker making $91K per year. Your experience level is weighted most heavily when it comes to salary consideration at The Associated Press; geography has a (lesser) effect as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The Associated Press Median Salary by Job


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  • Updated: 21 Jun 2017
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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $55K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $85K per year. The largest fraction of The Associated Press people (41 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn about $105K annually on average.


Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $100K per year; other top-paying cities include Cranbury, N.J. (around $95K) and Washington, DC ($91K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of New York pays The Associated Press the most — about $100K annually on average.


Earning $48K per year on average, Journalists receive the most money.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Network Associates receive bigger paychecks ($100K annually) than those without credentials. CompTIA Security+ Experts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $83K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) make the most here, hauling in around $73K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Contract Negotiation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $106K per year. Writing Procedures & Documentation is a popular skill among The Associated Press workers, with about one in eight of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at The Associated Press; the company rewards only 36 percent with paid vacation time and only 45 percent with sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. For a large number of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too. The Associated Press folks also make good use of a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, a defined benefit retirement plan, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for The Associated Press


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64 %
$87,500 - $125,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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5-9 years
10-19 years
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