The average salary for a Journalist in Canada is C$42,000.
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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. It may be a necessary process to pitch the story idea to management prior to the research being carried out. The journalist should look for leads by gathering ti…Read more
- 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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Skills in Editing, Online Research and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation and Technical Writing.
Pay by Experience Level for Journalist
An entry-level Journalist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$35,580 based on 20 salaries. An early career Journalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$37,570 based on 86 salaries. A mid-career Journalist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$58,973 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Journalist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$63,542 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$52,359.
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Employees with Journalist in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 21.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montréal, Québec (16.8% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (14.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (21.1% less), Kingston, Ontario (5.4% less) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (4.8% less).
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