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. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Journalists with Technical Writing skills is high. 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 56 percent of the field. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$27,094 - $70,532
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$40K
$71K
MEDIAN: $39,692
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$9.91 - $24.31
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$0$70K
Salary $27,094 - $70,532
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
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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$23,180 - $68,864
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.91 - $24.31
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $7.07 - $30.41
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
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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$23,180 - $68,864
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.

For those looking to make money, Journalists with Technical Writing skills in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 59 percent above the national average. Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%
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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 16 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 29%
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