Mid-Career Journalist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mid-Career Journalist is $43,509 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Technical Writing and Writing Procedures & Documentation.
Mid-Career Journalist Salary (?
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$29,277 - $73,621
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,509
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Mid-Career Journalist Salary (?
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$8.21 - $16.77
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,277 - $73,621  
   
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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$22,799 - $73,908  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $16.77  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$22,799 - $73,908  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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New York
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National Average
$41,000
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Journalist Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 34%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 31%
Editing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000

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Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 16%
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