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How much does a Journalist reporter make?

Updated May 6, 2021

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$48,076 /yr
Average Base Pay

6,756 salaries

$28K

Low

$48K

Average

$83K

High

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The national average salary for a Journalist reporter is $48,076 in United States. Filter by location to see Journalist reporter salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 6,756 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Journalist reporter employees.

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New York Times
4.1

New York Times

Journalist/Reporter

$105,419

 /yr
Range: $59K - $234K
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$59K

$234K

$58,602 - $234,216 Range

Infokorea

Journalist/Reporter - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $15 - $21

$15

$21

$15 - $21 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Journalist/Reporter

$109,537

 /yr
Range: $82K - $144K

$82K

$144K

$81,966 - $143,615 Range

Thomson Reuters
4.1

Thomson Reuters

Journalist/Reporter

$89,981

 /yr
Range: $79K - $123K

$79K

$123K

$79,129 - $122,680 Range

Associated Press
4.1

Associated Press

Journalist/Reporter

$73,559

 /yr
Range: $60K - $77K

$60K

$77K

$60,000 - $76,896 Range

Politico
3.5

Politico

Journalist/Reporter

$74,493

 /yr
Range: $71K - $84K

$71K

$84K

$70,769 - $83,500 Range

Paxton Media Group
1.6

Paxton Media Group

Journalist/Reporter - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $15

$13

$15

$13 - $15 Range

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iHeartMedia
3.3

iHeartMedia

Journalist/Reporter
About 

$63K -$197K

$63K

$197K

$62,736 - $197,461 Range

GateHouse Media
2.3

GateHouse Media

Journalist/Reporter - Hourly
About 

$10 -$15

 hourly

$10

$15

$10 - $15 Range

Lee Enterprises
2.6

Lee Enterprises

Journalist/Reporter - Hourly
About 

$15 -$17

 hourly

$15

$17

$15 - $17 Range

Crain Communications
3

Crain Communications

Journalist/Reporter
About 

$53K -$63K

$53K

$63K

$52,576 - $62,785 Range

McClatchy
3.5

McClatchy

Journalist/Reporter
About 

$40K -$120K

$40K

$120K

$40,453 - $120,237 Range

USA TODAY
3.5

USA TODAY

Journalist/Reporter
About 

$96K -$116K

$96K

$116K

$96,264 - $116,340 Range

American City Business Journals
3.8

American City Business Journals

Journalist/Reporter
About 

$48K -$53K

$48K

$53K

$47,567 - $52,599 Range

TheStreet
3.5

TheStreet

Journalist/Reporter
About 

$43K -$53K

$43K

$53K

$43,018 - $52,680 Range

Boston Herald
2.9

Boston Herald

Journalist/Reporter
About 

$51K -$80K

$51K

$80K

$51,112 - $79,506 Range

Southern California News Group
2.7

Southern California News Group

Journalist/Reporter
About 

$39K -$54K

$39K

$54K

$38,520 - $54,099 Range

Victoria Advocate
3.1

Victoria Advocate

Journalist/Reporter - Hourly
About 

$15 -$17

 hourly

$15

$17

$15 - $17 Range

El Clasificado
4.2

El Clasificado

Journalist/Reporter
About 

$32K -$51K

$32K

$51K

$31,755 - $51,111 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Journalist/Reporter - Hourly
About 

$74 -$81

 hourly

$74

$81

$74 - $81 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Journalist reporter salaries

The average salary for a Journalist reporter is $48,076 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 6756 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Journalist reporter employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Journalist reporter in United States is $83,452 per year.

The lowest salary for a Journalist reporter in United States is $27,696 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent journalist reporter salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$70,000
per year
A Reporter in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$25,000
per year
A Reporter/MMJ in the Wilmington, NC Area area reported making $25,000 per year
Job Highlights
Wilmington, NC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$100,000
per year
A Reporter in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Freelance
 
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$34,000
per year
A Reporter in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $34,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$77,000
per year
A Reporter in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $77,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$22,880
per year
A Journalist/Reporter in the Norfolk, VA Area area reported making $22,880 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Norfolk, VA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$25,000
per year
A Multimedia Journalist in the Wilmington, NC Area area reported making $25,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Wilmington, NC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$65,000
per year
An Anchor/Reporter in the Nashville, TN Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Nashville, TN Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
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