Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $82K per year. The largest slice of the The Associated Press workforce (44 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $79K annually.
Residents of Cranbury, N.J. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $119K per year; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. ($83K) and Washington, DC (approximately $72K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New Jersey, where the average salary is around $119K annually.
Information Technology Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $85K per year; Journalists are next on the list, bringing in close to around $71K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Microsoft Certified Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $85K per year. Regarding salaries and education, The Associated Press pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — approximately $119K.
Employees who count .NET among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $150K annually. Editing is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; around one in four of The Associated Press' people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, C#, and Microsoft Excel as well.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 44 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Nearly all workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that The Associated Press sponsors. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of respondents and dental coverage for most respondents. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.