AU$52,872
Avg. Salary
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The average pay for a Journalist is AU$51,997 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$39,055 - AU$79,958
AU$39K
AU$53K
AU$80K
MEDIAN: AU$52,872
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.42 - AU$39.38
AU$19
AU$25
AU$39
MEDIAN: AU$24.65
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$80K
Salary AU$39,055 - AU$79,958
Bonus AU$403 - AU$19,866
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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AU$39,290 - AU$80,836
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 392
Hourly Data AU$0AU$60
Hourly Rate AU$19.42 - AU$39.38
Overtime AU$12.16 - AU$60.61
Annual Data AU$0AU$80K
Bonus AU$403 - AU$19,866
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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AU$39,290 - AU$80,836
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 69

Job Description for Journalist

A journalist carries out research to create news articles. These news articles may be published online or in a newspaper or a magazine. In other cases, the journalist’s stories will be broadcast on television or radio. The journalist will be responsible for looking for articles that are relevant and will grip the audience’s attention.

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Journalist Tasks

  • Collect and interpret facts about news events through interviews, investigations, and observation.
  • Work with news editor and reporters to generate new content.
  • Review and edit copy.
  • Report and write stories for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, or the internet.

Popular Employer Salaries for Journalist

Common Career Paths for Journalist


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Popular Skills for Journalist

Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

Pay by Experience for a Journalist has a positive trend. An entry-level Journalist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 306 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Journalist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$60,000 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Journalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$70,000 based on 72 salaries. A Journalist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$73,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$52,630

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

▲39%

▲33%

▲14%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

▲3%


National Average
AU$53,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 86%