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. An average The Associated Press employee can expect to make $85K annually. The Associated Press paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your city and your role at the company are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $84K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $71K annually. The largest slice of the The Associated Press workforce (42 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $79K per year.


Residents of Cranbury, N.J. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $119K annually; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. (around $84K) and Washington, DC (about $79K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New Jersey, where the average salary is approximately $119K per year.


Information Technology Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $85K annually; Journalists are next on the list, bringing in close to $71K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Network Associates receive bigger paychecks (about $86K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to around $85K per year for accredited Microsoft Certified Professionals. The Associated Press workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning $119K on average.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be SQL; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $147K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at The Associated Press is Microsoft Office, with close to one-fourth considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Editing, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

44 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Nearly all workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that The Associated Press sponsors. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

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$47,206 - $84,526
$83,862 - $143,980
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