Sports Journalist Salary

The average pay for a Sports Journalist is $40,588 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$28,947 - $109,477

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$28,947 - $109,477  
   
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$24,613 - $106,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 7%
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