Entry-Level Journalist Salary
Pay for Entry-Level Journalists is very modest at just $36K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Journalists. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Entry-Level Journalists in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Journalists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+28 percent), Miami (+18 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and New York (+14 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average.