Journalist, Broadcast Salary

Broadcast Journalists in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $31K annually. For the most part, Broadcast Journalists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,458 - $65,931
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$66K
MEDIAN: $31,222
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90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,458 - $65,931  
   
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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$21,375 - $63,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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 (?
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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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$21,375 - $63,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 54%

Mid-Career
up arrow 39%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%
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