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Journalist, Broadcast Salary (United States)

Broadcast Journalists in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K per year on average. Women Broadcast Journalists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Broadcast Journalists. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Journalist, Broadcast Salary (?
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$20,784 - $88,163
(Median)
21K
37K
57K
88K
MEDIAN: $37,376
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Journalist, Broadcast Salary (?
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$11.76 - $25.91
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$20,784 - $88,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
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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$22,905 - $85,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $25.91  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $70.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
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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$22,905 - $85,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 83%
Mid-Career
up arrow 32%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%