Journalist, Broadcast Salary

Pay for Broadcast Journalists in the United States is very modest at just $38K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Broadcast Journalists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$22,469 - $94,935
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$38K
$95K
MEDIAN: $38,271
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$9.39 - $35.89
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MEDIAN: $13.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$22,469 - $94,935  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$22,213 - $84,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.39 - $35.89  
   
Overtime
$11.90 - $50.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$22,213 - $84,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $31K. Broadcast Journalists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $93K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Broadcast Journalists report making only $70K on average.

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Key Stats for Journalist, Broadcast

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Journalist, Broadcast Salaries

Experienced
▲162%

Late-Career
▲96%

Mid-Career
▲43%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Journalist, Broadcast Salaries

Editing
▲12%

National Average
$36,000


Technical Writing
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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