Journalist, News Salary (United States)

A Journalist, News earns an average salary of $39,449 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Editing is associated with high pay for this job.
Journalist, News Total Pay (?
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$23,813 - $74,903
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39K
52K
75K
MEDIAN: $39,449
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Journalist, News Total Pay (?
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$8.93 - $20.36
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,813 - $74,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,132  
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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$21,031 - $70,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $20.36  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,132  
   
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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$21,031 - $70,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist, News
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 68%
New York
up arrow 34%
National Average
$34,000
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Experience Affects Journalist, News Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 80%
Experienced
up arrow 69%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%
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Gender
Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%
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