Mid-Career Journalist Salary

Mid-Career Journalists can expect wages of $43K per year on average. Women Mid-Career Journalists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Mid-Career Journalists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and over one-half earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,877 - $72,517
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,265
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$9.08 - $25.07
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,877 - $72,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
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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$25,863 - $72,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.08 - $25.07  
   
Overtime
$18.14 - $50.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
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).
)
$25,863 - $72,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Journalist Salaries

Technical Writing
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Writing Procedures & Documentation
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Editing
0%

National Average
$42,000

Video Editing
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 13%
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