Mid-Career Journalist Salary

Mid-Career Journalists pull down an average of $46K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Journalists. Women Mid-Career Journalists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by about two in five.

$28,221 - $79,050
$28K
$46K
$79K
MEDIAN: $45,559
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$9.88 - $22.69
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MEDIAN: $14.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,221 - $79,050  
   
Bonus
$432.78 - $10,956  
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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$25,825 - $76,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $22.69  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $28.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$432.78 - $10,956  
   
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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$25,825 - $76,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,433

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For Mid-Career Journalists, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Journalists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent). Boston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent.

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
5-9 years
73%
10-19 years
27%
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Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Video Editing
▲12%

Technical Writing
▲9%

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 11 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 30%