Journalist, Broadcast Salary

The average Broadcast Journalist in the United States earns approximately $41K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Broadcast Journalists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Broadcast Journalists (56 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,665 - $81,971
$23K
$41K
$82K
MEDIAN: $40,681
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$11.60 - $40.27
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MEDIAN: $15.96
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$0$81K
Salary $22,665 - $81,971
Bonus $1,250
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,180 - $81,835
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $11.60 - $40.27
Overtime $12.07 - $49.96
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $1,250
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,180 - $81,835
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Journalist, Broadcast

Broadcast journalists present news to television viewers and radio listeners. They are hired by local TV and radio outlets and affiliates, or they may work for large, national broadcast entities. These journalists can be anchors, news readers, or reporters, and they usually must have the ability to write and present news stories that are edited for content and meet length requirements.

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Journalist, Broadcast Tasks

  • Edit and produce stories for on-air and online media platforms.
  • Act as an anchor and report in and out of the field.

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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist, Broadcast

Pay by Experience for a Journalist, Broadcast has a positive trend. An entry-level Journalist, Broadcast with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Journalist, Broadcast with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Journalist, Broadcast which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 16 salaries. A Journalist, Broadcast with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Journalist, Broadcast

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Journalist, Broadcast Salaries

Experienced
▲130%

Late-Career
▲73%

Mid-Career
▲26%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Skills That Affect Journalist, Broadcast Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Editing
▼1%

▼16%

Technical Writing
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 12%
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