Mid-Career Journalist Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Journalists come in at around $43K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Women Mid-Career Journalists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,850 - $73,148
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,438
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50%
90%

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$9.08 - $25.07
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,850 - $73,148  
   
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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$25,826 - $72,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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).
)
$25,826 - $72,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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National Average
$42,000

Editing
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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: 38% employee benefits None: 14%
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