Average Journalist Salary in Australia

AU$53,050
Avg. Base Salary (AUD)
10%
A$42k
MEDIAN
A$53k
90%
A$80k

The average salary for a Journalist is AU$53,050

Base Salary
AU$42k - AU$80k
Bonus
AU$113 - AU$19k
Total Pay
AU$43k - AU$85k
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What Do Journalists Do?

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.
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Gender Breakdown

Female
60.8%
Male
39.2%
This data is based on 79 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

7%

Dental

1%

Vision

2%

None

93%