Journalist, News Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Journalist, News is $39,426 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Journalist, News Salary (?
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$23,933 - $74,697
(Median)
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39K
52K
75K
MEDIAN: $39,426
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Journalist, News Salary (?
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$8.86 - $19.87
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,933 - $74,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,139  
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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$21,044 - $70,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $19.87  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $29.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,139  
   
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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$21,044 - $70,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Job Description for Journalist, News

  • 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%