Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Journalist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$82,802 / yrTotal Pay
$52,685 / yrBase Pay
$30,117 / yrAdditional Pay

$82,802

 / yr
$35K$362K
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The estimated total pay for a Journalist is $82,802 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $52,685 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 $30,117 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 some related job titles for Journalist?

Some related job titles are Broadcast Journalist Salaries with median pay of $93,720, Editor Salaries with median pay of $96,435, Journalism Salaries with median pay of $78,266, News Reporter Salaries with median pay of $91,672.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group
3.1

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Journalist

$45,841

 /yr
Range: $40K - $67K

$40K

$67K

$39,981 - $66,936 Range

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Nexstar Media Group
2.9

$41,826

 /yr
Range: $33K - $58K

$33K

$58K

$32,651 - $57,549 Range

Gannett
3.1

Gannett

Journalist

$44,972

 /yr
Range: $30K - $85K

$30K

$85K

$29,621 - $85,214 Range

Thomson Reuters
3.8

Thomson Reuters

Journalist

$119,525

 /yr
Range: $67K - $146K

$67K

$146K

$66,506 - $145,624 Range

TEGNA
3.5

TEGNA

Journalist

$55,211

 /yr
Range: $52K - $79K

$52K

$79K

$52,310 - $79,392 Range

Tribune Media
3.5

Tribune Media

Journalist

$59,254

 /yr
Range: $56K - $63K

$56K

$63K

$55,888 - $63,263 Range

NBCUniversal
4.1

NBCUniversal

Journalist

$66,089

 /yr
Range: $41K - $222K

$41K

$222K

$40,974 - $222,119 Range

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Time Warner Cable
3.2

$53,474

 /yr
Range: $51K - $77K

$51K

$77K

$51,497 - $77,347 Range

New York Times
3.9

New York Times

Journalist

$79,882

 /yr
Range: $44K - $224K

$44K

$224K

$43,606 - $223,553 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Journalist

$119,207

 /yr
Range: $81K - $186K

$81K

$186K

$80,654 - $186,125 Range

Schurz Communications
3.0

$53,324

 /yr
Range: $51K - $61K

$51K

$61K

$50,896 - $61,328 Range

BH Media Group
2.5

BH Media Group

Journalist

$38,550

 /yr
Range: $24K - $48K

$24K

$48K

$24,342 - $48,092 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Journalist

$71,749

 /yr
Range: $46K - $211K

$46K

$211K

$46,165 - $210,756 Range

$39,771

 /yr
Range: $39K - $40K

$39K

$40K

$39,259 - $39,771 Range

Meredith Corporation
3.5

$65,751

 /yr
Range: $63K - $105K

$63K

$105K

$62,760 - $104,951 Range

Associated Press
3.8

$80,773

 /yr
Range: $46K - $97K

$46K

$97K

$46,479 - $96,743 Range

FJ Productions
4.3

FJ Productions

Journalist

$68,049

 /yr
Range: $63K - $110K

$63K

$110K

$62,815 - $109,926 Range

USA TODAY
3.3

USA TODAY

Journalist

$88,042

 /yr
Range: $70K - $138K

$70K

$138K

$70,000 - $137,923 Range

The Boston Globe
4.1

$93,720

 /yr
Range: $66K - $123K

$66K

$123K

$65,957 - $123,230 Range

Cox Media Group
3.3

Cox Media Group

Journalist

$96,099

 /yr
Range: $61K - $125K

$61K

$125K

$60,548 - $124,765 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Reporter in United States of America

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$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Reporter with 1 to 3 years of experience

$55,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a News Reporter with 4 to 6 years of experience

$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$700/yr

8 days ago by a Reporter with 10 to 14 years of experience

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Journalist with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Reporter with 4 to 6 years of experience

$40,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a News Reporter with 7 to 9 years of experience

$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a News Reporter with 7 to 9 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Journalist with more than 15 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Journalist salaries

The national average salary for a Journalist is $53,939 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Journalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 486 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Journalist employees.

The highest salary for a Journalist in United States is $99,392 per year.

The lowest salary for a Journalist in United States is $29,273 per year.

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