Journalist in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

A Journalist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $60,820 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Writing Procedures & Documentation is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,521 - $68,930
$35K
$51K
$69K
MEDIAN: $51,039
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Salary $34,521 - $68,930
Bonus $500
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$34,521 - $68,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

Journalist Job Listings

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%

Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Experienced
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲31%

Entry-Level
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲37%

Editing
▲18%

Video Editing
▲9%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 8%