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Average Salary for The Associated Press Employees

Operating out of New York City, New York, The Associated Press employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Software Engineer to Photo Editor. The Associated Press employees typically bring home $75K annually. Though geography and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at The Associated Press, your job title turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

The Associated Press typically pays:
above market

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Employer: The Associated Press
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Senior Software Engineer (2)
$96,656 - $175,555  
[-]Senior Software Engineer (2)
Salary$92,524 - $162,324  
Total Pay$96,656 - $175,555  
[+]Photo Editor (2)
$38,345 - $114,473  
[+]Photo Editor (2)
Salary$41,985 - $111,520  
Total Pay$38,345 - $114,473  
[+]Journalist (2)
$38,335 - $96,412  
[+]Journalist (2)
Salary$40,126 - $88,775  
Total Pay$38,335 - $96,412  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn approximately $130K, closely trailed by Photo Editors ($79K) and Journalists ($71K).


Residents of Cranbury pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $119K per year; other top-paying cities include New York (about $75K) and Washington, DC (around $67K). By state, the highest pay levels are found in New Jersey, where the average The Associated Press employee makes $110K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $68K. A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of about $64K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the The Associated Press workforce (42 percent) has a tenure of 10-19 years and earns $79K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have an Associate's Degree at The Associated Press — these employees make the most at $119K annually.


In this position, it pays to have SQL in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $147K. Editing is regularly seen around here; approximately one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. C#, Customer Service, and .NET were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 38 percent. The vast majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that The Associated Press sponsors. The Associated Press provides health insurance to a strong majority of workers, and the greater part of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Key Stats

39 %
61 %
$45,594 - $76,302
$56,766 - $139,000
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
$74,347 - $96,650

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