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Journalist Salaries

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$44,477/yr
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Average$2,007
Range$230 - $10,194
How much does a Journalist make?

The national average salary for a Journalist is $44,477 in United States. Filter by location to see Journalist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 5,600 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Journalist employees.

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Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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Sinclair Broadcast Group
$41,296/yr
Range: $39K - $60K
71 salaries
$41,296/yr
$39K$60K
Nexstar Media Group
$37,656/yr
Range: $34K - $52K
31 salaries
$37,656/yr
$34K$52K
TEGNA
$49,666/yr
Range: $48K - $54K
22 salaries
$49,666/yr
$48K$54K
Gannett
$43,587/yr
Range: $27K - $77K
21 salaries
$43,587/yr
$27K$77K
Tribune Media
$53,325/yr
Range: $49K - $59K
20 salaries
$53,325/yr
$49K$59K
Thomson Reuters
$90,761/yr
Range: $60K - $124K
19 salaries
$90,761/yr
$60K$124K
Time Warner Cable
$48,103/yr
Range: $46K - $70K
17 salaries
$48,103/yr
$46K$70K

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NBCUniversal
$57,494/yr
Range: $55K - $80K
13 salaries
$57,494/yr
$55K$80K
BH Media Group
$34,679/yr
Range: $22K - $43K
8 salaries
$34,679/yr
$22K$43K
Schurz Communications
$47,969/yr
Range: $46K - $55K
8 salaries
$47,969/yr
$46K$55K
Daily Chinese News
$35,776/yr
Range: $35K - $36K
7 salaries
$35,776/yr
$35K$36K
Bloomberg L.P.
$100,032/yr
Range: $73K - $143K
6 salaries
$100,032/yr
$73K$143K
Meredith Corporation
$59,112/yr
Range: $56K - $62K
6 salaries
$59,112/yr
$56K$62K
New York Times
$77,210/yr
Range: $52K - $125K
5 salaries
$77,210/yr
$52K$125K
The E.W. Scripps Company
$48,180/yr
Range: $45K - $50K
5 salaries
$48,180/yr
$45K$50K
Disney ABC Television
$75,454/yr
Range: $73K - $98K
5 salaries
$75,454/yr
$73K$98K
Bankrate
$63,001/yr
Range: $54K - $76K
5 salaries
$63,001/yr
$54K$76K
USA TODAY
$80,109/yr
Range: $66K - $124K
5 salaries
$80,109/yr
$66K$124K
World Journal
$38,854/yr
Range: $30K - $41K
5 salaries
$38,854/yr
$30K$41K
FJ Productions
$61,215/yr
Range: $57K - $99K
5 salaries
$61,215/yr
$57K$99K
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$70,000
per year
A Reporter in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$75,000
per year
A Reporter in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$40,883
per year
A Reporter in the Providence, RI Area area reported making $40,883 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Providence, RI Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$36,000
per year
A Video Journalist in the Mansfield, OH Area area reported making $36,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Mansfield, OH Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Government