The average salary for a Journalist, News is $38,082 per year. A skill in Editing is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Journalist, News Total Pay (?
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$23,156 - $73,283
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73K
MEDIAN: $38,082
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Journalist, News Total Pay (?
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$8.82 - $19.93
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,156 - $73,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,981  
Total Pay (?
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$20,856 - $69,996  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $19.93  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $29.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,981  
   
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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$20,856 - $69,996  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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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.
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
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New York
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National Average
$33,000
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Experience Affects Journalist, News Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 97%
Experienced
up arrow 57%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%
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Gender
Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%
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