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Journalist, Broadcast Salary

Broadcast Journalists in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,106 - $71,890
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$72K
MEDIAN: $34,534
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50%
90%

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$11.28 - $25.91
(Median)
$11
$14
$26
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$21,106 - $71,890  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,773  
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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$21,825 - $70,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $25.91  
   
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 - $7,773  
   
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).
)
$21,825 - $70,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 103%

Mid-Career
up arrow 49%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 17%