The average pay for a Sports Journalist is $41,374 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$24,563 - $96,958
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MEDIAN: $41,373
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$24,563 - $96,958  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,234 - $80,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.48  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,234 - $80,431  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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