Journalist, News Salary

The average salary for a Journalist, News is $39,790 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$24,483 - $80,589

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$9.62 - $20.78

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,483 - $80,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$21,332 - $77,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $20.78  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$21,332 - $77,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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 7%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 23%
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