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.

$24,516 - $76,704
$25K
$42K
$77K
MEDIAN: $41,503
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Salary $24,516 - $76,704
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$24,566 - $69,553
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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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
16%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
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Experience Affects Sports Journalist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲60%

Experienced
▲47%

Entry-Level
▲11%

National Average
$31,000

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 23%
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