Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Freelance Journalist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$103,279 / yrTotal Pay
$52,540 / yrBase Pay
$50,740 / yrAdditional Pay

$103,279

 / yr
$39K$522K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Freelance Journalist is $103,279 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $52,540 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $50,740 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are total pay estimates for a Freelance Journalist at different companies?

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Freelancer
4.2
Freelance JournalistSee 7 salaries from all locations52 open jobs

$58,948

 / yr

$57,064

 / yr

$55,276

 / yr

$58,505

 / yr

$5,352

 / mo

$4,617

 / mo

$4,894

 / mo

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$58,628

 / yr

$4,720

 / mo

$5,507

 / mo

$5,530

 / mo
KMUD
5.0
Freelance JournalistSee 1 salaries from all locations

$4,125

 / mo

$4,318

 / mo

$4,643

 / mo

$5,214

 / mo

$53,912

 / yr

$4,804

 / mo

$4,274

 / mo

$64,911

 / yr

$4,418

 / mo
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Recent freelance journalist Salaries

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Freelance Journalist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Freelance Digital Sports Journalist

United States of America

 | <1 year

$19

/hr

Submitted3 days ago

<1 year
3 days ago
Freelance Journalist/Broadcaster

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$2,500

/mo

Submitted4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
Freelance Video Journalist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$50

/hr

Submitted6 days ago

1-3 years
6 days ago
Freelance Journalist/Editor

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$8,500

/mo

Submitted7 days ago

10-14 years
7 days ago
Freelance Reporter

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$30

/hr

Submitted7 days ago

4-6 years
7 days ago
Freelance Journalist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18,000

/yr

Submitted8 days ago

1-3 years
8 days ago
Freelance Journalist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$2,100

/mo

Submitted8 days ago

1-3 years
8 days ago
Freelance Court Reporter

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted9 days ago

7-9 years
9 days ago

Freelance Journalist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Freelance Journalist is $52,540 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Freelance Journalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 37 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Freelance Journalist employees.

The highest salary for a Freelance Journalist in United States is $84,241 per year.

The lowest salary for a Freelance Journalist in United States is $32,768 per year.

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