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Mid-Career Journalist Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Journalists is around $45K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and just over a half earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,463 - $73,676
(Median)
$29K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $45,001
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90%

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$8.24 - $25.45
(Median)
$8
$13
$25
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,463 - $73,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
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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$23,533 - $73,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $25.45  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
   
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).
)
$23,533 - $73,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Journalist Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 30%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 24%

National Average
$42,000

Editing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 13%