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Journalist, Broadcast Salary

Pay for Broadcast Journalists in the United States is very modest at just $32K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Broadcast Journalists (57 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21,488 - $68,332
(Median)
$21K
$32K
$68K
MEDIAN: $31,988
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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 (?
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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$21,488 - $68,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,603  
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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$21,774 - $68,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate 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$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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,603  
   
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).
)
$21,774 - $68,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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 114%

Mid-Career
up arrow 56%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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