A Journalist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $60,000 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Writing Procedures & Documentation is associated with high pay for this job.

$38,378 - $76,917
(Median)
$38K
$60K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,000
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$38,378 - $76,917  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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$37,579 - $76,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 17%

Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Video Editing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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