Sports Journalist Salary

The average pay for a Sports Journalist is $39,996 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$24,600 - $105,701
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MEDIAN: $39,995
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$24,358 - $101,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Sports Journalist

  • Take photographs, make videos, and create visualizations to accompany text.
  • Build a strong following on social media, following stories and breaking news.
  • Become embedded in the sports community to identify and report on sports teams, topics, and players.
  • Lay out pages and publish stories to the web.

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Experience Affects Sports Journalist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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