Journalist Salaries

401 SalariesUpdated May 12, 2021

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$52,123 / yr
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How much does a Journalist make?

The national average salary for a Journalist is $52,123 in United States. Filter by location to see Journalist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 401 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Journalist employees.

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Journalist

Sinclair Broadcast Group

$42,771/yr

Range: $40K - $62K

71 salaries

$42,771/yr
$40K$62K

Journalist

Nexstar Media Group

$38,969/yr

Range: $30K - $54K

33 salaries

$38,969/yr
$30K$54K

Journalist

Gannett

$44,469/yr

Range: $28K - $79K

27 salaries

$44,469/yr
$28K$79K

Journalist

TEGNA

$51,587/yr

Range: $49K - $74K

23 salaries

$51,587/yr
$49K$74K

Journalist

Thomson Reuters

$102,622/yr

Range: $62K - $128K

22 salaries

$102,622/yr
$62K$128K

Journalist

Tribune Media

$55,207/yr

Range: $52K - $59K

21 salaries

$55,207/yr
$52K$59K

Journalist

Time Warner Cable

$49,822/yr

Range: $48K - $72K

17 salaries

$49,822/yr
$48K$72K

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Journalist

NBCUniversal

$59,654/yr

Range: $56K - $207K

14 salaries

$59,654/yr
$56K$207K

Journalist

Schurz Communications

$49,682/yr

Range: $47K - $57K

8 salaries

$49,682/yr
$47K$57K

Journalist

BH Media Group

$35,917/yr

Range: $23K - $45K

8 salaries

$35,917/yr
$23K$45K

Journalist

Bloomberg L.P.

$104,834/yr

Range: $75K - $148K

7 salaries

$104,834/yr
$75K$148K

Journalist

Daily Chinese News

$37,054/yr

Range: $37K - $37K

7 salaries

$37,054/yr
$37K$37K

Journalist

Meredith Corporation

$61,260/yr

Range: $58K - $98K

7 salaries

$61,260/yr
$58K$98K

Journalist

FJ Productions

$63,401/yr

Range: $59K - $102K

6 salaries

$63,401/yr
$59K$102K

Journalist

Bankrate

$65,251/yr

Range: $56K - $79K

5 salaries

$65,251/yr
$56K$79K

Journalist

The E.W. Scripps Company

$49,901/yr

Range: $47K - $51K

5 salaries

$49,901/yr
$47K$51K

Journalist

Disney ABC Television

$78,149/yr

Range: $76K - $102K

5 salaries

$78,149/yr
$76K$102K

Journalist

New York Times

$79,967/yr

Range: $54K - $130K

5 salaries

$79,967/yr
$54K$130K

Journalist

USA TODAY

$82,970/yr

Range: $68K - $129K

5 salaries

$82,970/yr
$68K$129K

Journalist

World Journal

$40,241/yr

Range: $31K - $43K

5 salaries

$40,241/yr
$31K$43K

Recent Salary Reports

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

$122,797
per year
A Correspondent in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $122,797 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Freelance
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$19,000
per year
A Journalist in the Indianapolis, IN Area area reported making $19,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Indianapolis, IN Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$43,000
per year
A News Reporter/Anchor in the Little Rock, AR Area area reported making $43,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Little Rock, AR Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$36,216
per year
A Writer/Reporter in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $36,216 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$6,534
monthly
An On-Air Personality in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $6,534 per month
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Government
$90,000
per year
A Reporter in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$55,000
per year
A News Reporter in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$100,000
per year
A Journalist 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
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Public