Journalist with Technical Writing Skills Salary

Pay for Journalists with Technical Writing skills is very modest at just $39K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Journalists with Technical Writing skills (57 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of Journalists with Technical Writing skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$27,047 - $68,573
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$37K
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MEDIAN: $36,941
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$9.19 - $22.04
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$0$68K
Salary $27,047 - $68,573
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
Total Pay (?
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$22,325 - $60,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.19 - $22.04
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $22.50
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
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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$22,325 - $60,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34

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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

Pay by Experience for a Journalist has a positive trend. An entry-level Journalist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Journalist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Journalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 18 salaries. A Journalist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,255

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

For those looking to make money, Journalists with Technical Writing skills in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 61 percent above the national average. Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles.

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Mid-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲39%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 28%
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