Journalist, Broadcast Salary

Broadcast Journalists in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. More than half of Broadcast Journalists (62 percent) survey participants are women. Most Broadcast Journalists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$22,155 - $82,629
$22K
$40K
$83K
MEDIAN: $40,189
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$10.77 - $36.06
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$36
MEDIAN: $14.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$22,155 - $82,629  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$22,331 - $81,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$11.98 - $50.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,250  
   
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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$22,331 - $81,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Journalist, Broadcast

Broadcast journalists present news to television viewers and radio listeners. They are hired by local TV and radio outlets and affiliates, or they may work for large, national broadcast entities. These journalists can be anchors, news readers, or reporters, and they usually must have the ability to write and present news stories that are edited for content and meet length requirements.

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Journalist, Broadcast Tasks

  • Edit and produce stories for on-air and online media platforms.
  • Act as an anchor and report in and out of the field.

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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist, Broadcast

Pay by Experience for a Journalist, Broadcast has a positive trend. An entry-level Journalist, Broadcast with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Journalist, Broadcast with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Journalist, Broadcast which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 16 salaries. A Journalist, Broadcast with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Journalist, Broadcast

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Journalist, Broadcast Salaries

Experienced
▲144%

Late-Career
▲83%

Mid-Career
▲33%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Journalist, Broadcast Salaries

Editing
▲5%

National Average
$38,000

▼11%

Technical Writing
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 13%
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