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 average employee at The Associated Press takes home $85K annually. Though how long you've been working and geography are influential salary factors for those at The Associated Press, what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $75K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $70K annually. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of about $102K per year.


Residents of Cranbury, N.J. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $95K annually; other top-paying cities include Washington, DC ($88K) and New York, N.Y. (approximately $86K). Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — $95K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Network Associates receive bigger paychecks (about $93K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $85K per year for accredited Microsoft Certified Professionals. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); The Associated Press awards around $66K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Strategic Planning; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $99K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one in six of The Associated Press' people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Contract Negotiation, and Writing Procedures & Documentation were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

With an eye toward the future, The Associated Press offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. The larger part of workers do get paid time off for illness, but only half of respondents get paid vacation time. A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. Other privileges include 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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