Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Journalist is $41,160
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Journalists?
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 $31,278 based on 60 salaries. An early career Journalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,595 based on 255 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Journalists Do?
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 …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.