Average Journalist Salary in New Zealand

NZ$49,436
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NZ$2,500
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The average salary for a Journalist in New Zealand is NZ$49,436.
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NZ$38k
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NZ$49k
90%
NZ$75k
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NZ$38k - NZ$75k
Bonus
NZ$0 - NZ$3k
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NZ$37k - NZ$72k

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Job Description for Journalist

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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Popular Skills for Journalist

Skills that pay less than market rate include Video Editing, Online Research, Copywriting, Technical Writing and Editing.

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 NZ$40,946 based on 5 salaries. An early career Journalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$46,519 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Journalist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$59,994 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Journalist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$60,359 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of NZ$67,407.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 91 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.5%
Early Career
51.6%
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
13.2%
Late Career
9.9%

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