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Journalist, Broadcast Salary

Broadcast Journalists in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $33K annually on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Broadcast Journalists (55 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Broadcast Journalists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,158 - $69,495
(Median)
$21K
$33K
$69K
MEDIAN: $33,194
10%
50%
90%

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$9.84 - $25.53
(Median)
$9
$13
$26
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$21,158 - $69,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
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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$21,479 - $68,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$9.21 - $49.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
   
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).
)
$21,479 - $68,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

Experienced
up arrow 111%

Mid-Career
up arrow 55%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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