The average salary for a Journalist, News is $38,716 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$25,280 - $52,962
$25K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,715
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$10.09 - $29.09
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,280 - $52,962  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
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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$24,521 - $52,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $29.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$24.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
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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$24,521 - $52,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

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

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Key Stats for Journalist, News

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Journalist, News Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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