Mid-Career Journalist Salary

For Mid-Career Journalists, annual average wages total $46K per year. Women Mid-Career Journalists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Mid-Career Journalists report high levels of job satisfaction. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$27,844 - $73,428
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $45,726
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$8.93 - $18.36
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$0$73K
Salary $27,844 - $73,428
Bonus $850 - $9,650
Total Pay (?
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$24,794 - $72,250
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $8.93 - $18.36
Overtime $15.22
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $850 - $9,650
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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$24,794 - $72,250
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,747

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

With a pay rate for Mid-Career Journalists that is 54 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Journalists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent). Boston is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average.

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
5-9 years
71%
10-19 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Video Editing
▲12%

Technical Writing
▲9%

Editing
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼2%

writing
▼4%

Online Research
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 27%
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