Journalist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Journalist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $40,976 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$30,000 - $72,414
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$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $40,976
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$30,000 - $72,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
20 years or more
21%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Experienced
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Editing
▲5%

National Average
$41,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼13%

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: