Journalist with Technical Writing Skills Salary

Those pursuing careers as Journalists with Technical Writing skills may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Journalists with Technical Writing skills. Male Journalists with Technical Writing skills are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,094 - $70,532
$27K
$40K
$71K
MEDIAN: $39,858
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$8.82 - $24.45
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$13
$24
MEDIAN: $13.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,094 - $70,532  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$22,659 - $69,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $24.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$7.14 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,250  
   
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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$22,659 - $69,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

Pay by Experience for a Journalist has a positive trend. An entry-level Journalist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Journalist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Journalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 18 salaries. A Journalist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,350

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Journalists with Technical Writing skills that is 59 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Los Angeles.

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲31%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 27%