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Journalist, News Salary

The average salary for a Journalist, News is $39,502 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$24,300 - $79,519
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$80K
MEDIAN: $39,501
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$9.56 - $20.17
(Median)
$9
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,300 - $79,519  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$21,212 - $76,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $20.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.23  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
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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$21,212 - $76,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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 4%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%
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