An Entry-Level Journalist earns an average salary of $31,073 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Editing and Technical Writing.
Entry-Level Journalist Total Pay (?
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$20,608 - $51,246
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $31,072
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Entry-Level Journalist Total Pay (?
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$8.59 - $21.37
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,608 - $51,246  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,056  
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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$20,472 - $52,201  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.59 - $21.37  
   
Overtime
$2.68 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,056  
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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$20,472 - $52,201  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Washington
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$31,000
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Journalist Salaries

Editing
up arrow 16%
Technical Writing
up arrow 10%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
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Video Editing
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National Average
$31,000
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Gender
Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 27%
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