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Average Sports Journalist Salary

$48,317
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$1,965
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The average salary for a Sports Journalist is $48,317.
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$25k
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$48k
90%
$129k
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Job Satisfaction for Sports Journalist

4.4 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Sports Journalists?

Skills in Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Video Editing, Blogging, English Language and Sports Stats.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sports Journalists?

An entry-level Sports Journalist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Sports Journalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32,500 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Sports Journalist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,719 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Sports Journalist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,868 based on 5 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 45 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.3%
Early Career
48.9%
Mid Career
26.7%
Experienced
11.1%

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