The average salary for a Journalist with Writing Procedures & Documentation skills is $40,955 per year.

$25,690 - $73,512
$26K
$41K
$74K
MEDIAN: $40,955
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$9.78 - $24.08
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$15
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MEDIAN: $14.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,690 - $73,512  
   
Bonus
$260.00 - $3,750  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$4,038  
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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$24,901 - $70,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $24.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.49  
Overtime
$10.07 - $53.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$260.00 - $3,750  
   
Commission
$4,038  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$24,901 - $70,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

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

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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