Journalist in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

A Journalist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $60,820 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.

$38,787 - $77,735
$39K
$61K
$78K
MEDIAN: $60,820
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$38,787 - $77,735  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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$36,212 - $77,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲16%

National Average
$60,000

Editing
▼1%

Video Editing
▼7%

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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