Journalist, Broadcast Salary

The average Broadcast Journalist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $40K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Broadcast Journalists (58 percent) survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Broadcast Journalists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$22,665 - $81,971
$23K
$40K
$82K
MEDIAN: $40,294
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50%
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$11.55 - $40.55
$12
$17
$41
MEDIAN: $16.87
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$0$81K
Salary $22,665 - $81,971
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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$23,117 - $81,995
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $11.55 - $40.55
Overtime $12.07 - $49.96
Annual Data $0$81K
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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$23,117 - $81,995
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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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
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Journalist, Broadcast Salaries

Experienced
▲131%

Late-Career
▲73%

Mid-Career
▲26%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Skills That Affect Journalist, Broadcast Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Editing
▼1%

▼15%

Technical Writing
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 13%
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