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. A salary of $84K annually is the median rate at The Associated Press. The most important factor affecting pay for The Associated Press employees is how long you've been working, though what you do at the company and your city play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $75K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $70K annually on average. The largest fraction of The Associated Press people (40 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $102K per year on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Information Technology Project Managers and Journalists; the former receives the highest median pay at about $85K annually while around $48K per year is the norm for the latter.


By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at approximately $88K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Cisco Certified Network Associates, who make $93K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded with median pay of $85K annually. At The Associated Press, employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest salaries at around $66K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Strategic Planning among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $99K per year. A relatively widespread skill at The Associated Press is Project Management; just under one-fifth of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, Contract Negotiation, and Editing.

Benefits and Perks

The company allows more than half of workers to take paid time off for illness, but only half of employees get paid vacation days. 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. At The Associated Press, most employees have health insurance, and a large number of survey participants have dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, a defined benefit retirement plan, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for The Associated Press


47 %
53 %
$44,219 - $84,285
$84,908 - $122,829
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
$47,000 - $118,750
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