Journalist, News Salary

A Journalist, News earns an average salary of $39,526 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$25,858 - $79,096
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$79K
MEDIAN: $39,526
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90%

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$9.98 - $33.96
(Median)
$10
$14
$34
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,858 - $79,096  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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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$24,700 - $75,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $33.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$0.00 - $97.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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).
)
$24,700 - $75,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Journalist, News

News journalists are involved in the collecting and writing of information which they consider newsworthy. Typically, news journalists work for newspapers or online news sites, as well as in some broadcast media like radio and television. Journalists must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively gather information in interviews and create informative, but concise, news stories.

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Journalist, News Tasks

  • Review and edit copy.
  • Report and write stories for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, or the internet.
  • Collect and interpret facts about news events through interviews, investigations, and observation.
  • Work with news editor and reporters to generate new content.

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Experience Affects Journalist, News Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 86%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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