Mid-Career Journalist Salary

Mid-Career Journalists take home an average $46K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Journalists is high. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too.

$27,831 - $76,797
$28K
$46K
$77K
MEDIAN: $45,627
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$9.21 - $19.80
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$0$76K
Salary $27,831 - $76,797
Bonus $850 - $9,650
Total Pay (?
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$25,003 - $73,833
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 141
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.21 - $19.80
Overtime $8.71 - $28.68
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $850 - $9,650
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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$25,003 - $73,833
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,141

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Journalists in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 55 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Journalists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+36 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
5-9 years
72%
10-19 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Video Editing
▲13%

Technical Writing
▲10%

Editing
▲2%

National Average
$43,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼1%

writing
▼3%

Online Research
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 31%
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