Sports Journalist Salary

The average pay for a Sports Journalist is $41,698 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$25,169 - $80,105
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$42K
$80K
MEDIAN: $41,698
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$25,169 - $80,105  
   
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$24,927 - $79,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Sports Journalist

  • 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.
  • Take photographs, make videos, and create visualizations to accompany text.
  • Build a strong following on social media, following stories and breaking news.

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Key Stats for Sports Journalist

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
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Experience Affects Sports Journalist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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