Journalist in New York Salary

Median pay for Journalists in New York, N.Y. is around $47K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. Work is enjoyable for New York Journalists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Journalists in New York who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,535 - $91,537
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$30K
$47K
$92K
MEDIAN: $46,733
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$10.39 - $30.64
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$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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $40K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. New York Journalists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $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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