An average Mid-Career Journalist can expect to take home roughly $46K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too.

$28,049 - $78,058
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$78K
MEDIAN: $45,626
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$9.98 - $23.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,049 - $78,058  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $8,292  
Total Pay (?
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$25,662 - $75,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $23.70  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $28.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$484.79 - $8,292  
   
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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$25,662 - $75,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
5-9 years
72%
10-19 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Video Editing
up arrow 13%

Technical Writing
up arrow 12%

Editing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 1%

writing
up arrow 3%

Online Research
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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