An Entry-Level Journalist earns an average salary of AU$48,875 per year. A skill in writing is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$36,159 - AU$62,273
AU$36K
AU$49K
AU$62K
MEDIAN: AU$48,907
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50%
90%
AU$19.43 - AU$30.91
AU$19
AU$24
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$23.66
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$63K
Salary AU$36,159 - AU$62,273
Bonus AU$2,250
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$36,549 - AU$63,162
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 260
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$19.43 - AU$30.91
Overtime AU$27.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$63K
Bonus AU$2,250
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$36,549 - AU$63,162
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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.

Journalist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,986

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

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
14%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

▲10%

▲6%


Editing
▼0%

National Average
AU$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 87%