The average pay for a Journalist is C$41,074 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Editing is associated with high pay for this job.

C$29,858 - C$71,191
C$30K
C$43K
C$71K
MEDIAN: C$42,571
10%
50%
90%
C$10.25 - C$39.45
C$10
C$19
C$39
MEDIAN: C$19.44
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$71K
Salary C$29,858 - C$71,191
Bonus C$1,000
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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C$27,475 - C$71,981
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77
Hourly Data C$0C$39
Hourly Rate C$10.25 - C$39.45
Overtime C$40.00
Annual Data C$0C$71K
Bonus C$1,000
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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C$27,475 - C$71,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

Journalist Job Listings

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 C$39,000 based on 79 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 C$55,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Journalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$65,000 based on 12 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 C$57,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$41,748

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

Journalist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Journalist?

Journalist in Calgary:
"Perks and connection."
Pros: Networking: you interact with many high level people.
Cons: Salary: it is by no means a good paid job.

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Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Experienced
▲56%

Late-Career
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲31%

National Average
C$42,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

▲10%

National Average
C$42,000

Technical Writing
▼7%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 29%