Journalist in New York Salary

Average Journalists in New York make around $47K per year. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one-half. Female New York Journalists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. Most Journalists in New York, N.Y. report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,535 - $91,537
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$92K
MEDIAN: $46,733
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$10.39 - $30.64
(Median)
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$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,535 - $91,537  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Total Pay (?
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$29,334 - $88,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $30.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48  
Overtime
$23.83  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$29,334 - $88,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $40K. Journalists in New York, N.Y. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. New York Journalists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $60K.

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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 11%

up arrow 10%

National Average
$46,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 1%

Video Editing
up arrow 5%

writing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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