A Journalist, News earns an average salary of $38,716 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$25,439 - $53,567
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,715
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$10.14 - $30.20
(Median)
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$14
$30
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,439 - $53,567  
   
Bonus
$305.21  
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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$24,773 - $53,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $30.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$24.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$305.21  
   
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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$24,773 - $53,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Journalist, News

News journalists are involved in the collecting and writing of information which they consider newsworthy. Typically, news journalists work for newspapers or online news sites, as well as in some broadcast media like radio and television. Journalists must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively gather information in interviews and create informative, but concise, news stories.

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Journalist, News Tasks

  • Review and edit copy.
  • Report and write stories for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, or the internet.
  • Collect and interpret facts about news events through interviews, investigations, and observation.
  • Work with news editor and reporters to generate new content.

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Experience Affects Journalist, News Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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