Median pay for Mid-Career Journalists lies in the neighborhood of $45K per year. Most Mid-Career Journalists report high levels of job satisfaction. About one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Men make up a slight majority of Mid-Career Journalists (52 percent) who responded to the survey.

$28,169 - $77,802
(Median)
$28K
$45K
$78K
MEDIAN: $45,114
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$10.06 - $23.15
(Median)
$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$28,169 - $77,802  
   
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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$26,025 - $74,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $23.15  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $28.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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).
)
$26,025 - $74,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Technical Writing
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Video Editing
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Editing
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National Average
$42,000

writing
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Writing Procedures & Documentation
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Online Research
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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