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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 $84K annually on average. Though your city and your job title do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at The Associated Press. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The Associated Press typically pays:
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Employer: The Associated Press
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (2)
$52,376 - $112,966  
[-]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (2)
Salary$51,540 - $104,403  
Total Pay$52,376 - $112,966  
[+]Journalist (2)
$34,309 - $101,262  
[+]Journalist (2)
Salary$39,583 - $90,525  
Total Pay$34,309 - $101,262  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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.

Key Stats for The Associated Press


50 %
50 %
$47,206 - $84,526
$78,019 - $143,980
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
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