$36,199
Avg. Salary
$13.44
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,500

Bonus

$1,280

Profit Sharing

$4,038

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Journalist is $13.44 per hour.

The median Journalist has a base pay of $36,199. Salaries generally range from $23k to $58k. The median bonus is $1,500. Skills that can affect salary include Editing, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Technical Writing, Video Editing, Online Research, writing, Reporting.
$9.81
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$13.44
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$20.45
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MEDIAN $13.44
$23k
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$36k
50%
$58k
90%
MEDIAN $36,199
$23,198 - $58,373
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MEDIAN: $36,199
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$0$58K
Salary $23,198 - $58,373
Bonus $294 - $5,333
Profit Sharing $1,280
Commission $4,038
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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$21,319 - $56,414
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 577
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.81 - $20.45
Hourly Tips $0.45
Overtime $6.74 - $30.53
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $294 - $5,333
Commission $4,038
Profit Sharing $1,280
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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$21,319 - $56,414
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 180

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.

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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.

Journalist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

15%

National Average: $34,395

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

For Entry-Level Journalists, Washington provides a pay rate that is 48 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Journalists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+27 percent), Miami (+24 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Journalist Salaries

Online Research
▲5%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Video Editing
▼5%

▼6%

Reporting
▼6%

Technical Writing
▼7%

writing
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 26%