Journalist Salary in New York

Median pay for Journalists in New York lies in the neighborhood of $48K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Journalists in New York, N.Y. Female New York Journalists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately half collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,362 - $93,638
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$94K
MEDIAN: $47,500
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$9.97 - $33.94
(Median)
$10
$18
$34
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,362 - $93,638  
   
Bonus
$0.39 - $9,696  
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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$29,004 - $92,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $33.94  
   
Overtime
$20.35 - $49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.39 - $9,696  
   
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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$29,004 - $92,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist in New York, New York

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $41K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Journalists in New York who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $60K.

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Experience Affects Journalist in New York, New York Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Journalist in New York, New York Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 10%

up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 13%

Video Editing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 18%
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