JOURNALIST SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for Journalist GROSS SALARY
US$ 51,450
Average net salary for Journalist NET SALARY
US$ 40,454
The most typical salary for Journalist MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 25,500
  Updated: 14 Jan 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 21%
  Salary entries: 21

Journalist Earnings in United States

Average salary for Journalist in United States is US$ 51,450.

Average take home earning is US$ 40,454 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 25,500 (Gross).

These data are from our visitors surveys (21 individual salaries).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
10 % US$ 105,950
14 % US$ 95,000
38 % US$ 63,500
67 % US$ 31,250
95 % US$ 25,500
100 % US$ 12,500
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
New York City US$ 85,237 04
Washington DC US$ 99,333 03
Kansas City US$ 27,500 02
San Francisco US$ 18,750 02
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   JOURNALIST   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
175K US$ 170,000
01
105K US$ 105,950
01
95K US$ 95,000
01
75K US$ 75,000
01
65K US$ 63,500
04
55K US$ 50,000
01
45K US$ 40,001
01
35K US$ 31,250
04
25K US$ 25,500
06
15K US$ 12,500
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   JOURNALIST   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 76,500 05
Women US$ 43,555 09
N/A US$ 43,707 07

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   JOURNALIST   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 12,500 01
Masters Degree US$ 65,190 05
Bachelors Degree US$ 50,857 14
Some College US$ 30,000 01

Journalist workers holding Masters Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Masters Degree, they grosses US$ 65,190. While Journalist workers with Doctorate Degree education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 12,500. This is 421.52% lower of what Masters Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   JOURNALIST   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 73,135 07
16-20 Years US$ 24,000 01
8-12 Years US$ 46,500 04
4-8 Years US$ 30,000 01
2-4 Years US$ 45,916 06
1-2 Years US$ 25,000 01
0-1 Year US$ 28,000 01

Journalist workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 20+ Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 73,135 compared to US$ 24,000 for their counterparts with 16-20 Years of experience. The difference between workers with 20+ Years of experience and 16-20 Years is 204.73%.


  SALARY BY AGE   JOURNALIST   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
63-68 US$ 75,000 01
57-62 US$ 63,000 01
51-56 US$ 97,500 02
45-50 US$ 37,000 02
33-38 US$ 23,750 02
27-32 US$ 52,500 02
22-26 US$ 53,750 04
N/A US$ 43,707 07
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   JOURNALIST   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 56,282 14
Contract US$ 65,000 01
Self Employed US$ 30,625 04
Part Time US$ 52,500 02
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  SALARY BY CITY   JOURNALIST   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Washington DC Journalist in Washington DC US$ 99,333 03
2. New York City Journalist in New York City US$ 85,237 04
3. Kansas City Journalist in Kansas City US$ 27,500 02
4. San Francisco Journalist in San Francisco US$ 18,750 02

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    JOURNALIST

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Canada Canada Journalist in Canada US$ 64,619 CA$ 69,000 05
2. United States United States US$ 51,450 US$ 51,450 21
3. Australia Australia Journalist in Australia US$ 49,427 AU$ 55,937 08
4. United Kingdom United Kingdom Journalist in United Kingdom US$ 40,227 GBP 27,900 10
5. China China Journalist in China US$ 16,769 CNY 106,833 06

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(4/4)  MANAGING EDITOR


 Posted: 14 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Oversees editorial process, planning, and quality control."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 170,000


(3/4)  ASSOCIATE PRODUCER


 Posted: 02 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Show production."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,000


(2/4)  RESEARCHER / WRITER


 Posted: 10 Sep 2018

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Research and Write for International Career Guides."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 12,500


(1/4)  REPORTER


 Posted: 19 Sep 2017

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Health care and consumer reporter."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 30,000


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