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Sports Journalist Salary

The average pay for a Sports Journalist is $38,442 per year.
$29,149 - $148,994
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,441
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$29,149 - $148,994  
   
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$25,300 - $146,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: