Journalist, Broadcast Salary

Broadcast Journalists in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $31K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Broadcast Journalists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,397 - $60,748
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$61K
MEDIAN: $31,222
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90%

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$9.89 - $25.34
(Median)
$9
$13
$25
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,397 - $60,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,475  
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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$21,348 - $60,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $25.34  
   
Overtime
$9.21 - $49.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,475  
   
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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$21,348 - $60,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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

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

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Experience Affects Journalist, Broadcast Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%
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