Mid-Career Journalist Salary

Mid-Career Journalists can expect to earn an average of $45K per year. Women make up a slight majority of Mid-Career Journalists (51 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and roughly one-half earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Journalists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$28,096 - $74,031
(Median)
$28K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $45,293
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$10.36 - $25.49
(Median)
$10
$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
$28,096 - $74,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$1,056  
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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$25,691 - $73,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $25.49  
   
Overtime
$15.05 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,056  
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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$25,691 - $73,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 20%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 7%

writing
up arrow 1%

Editing
0%

National Average
$42,000

Video Editing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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