Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Journalist make in Los Angeles, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$74,043 / yrTotal Pay
$69,016 / yrBase Pay
$5,027 / yrAdditional Pay

$74,043

 / yr
$43K$128K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Journalist is $74,043 per year in the Los Angeles, CA area, with an average salary of $69,016 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 $5,027 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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Some related job titles are Broadcast Journalist Salaries with median pay of $78,533, Editor Salaries with median pay of $73,665, Journalism Salaries with median pay of $94,867, News Reporter Salaries with median pay of $63,973.

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$85,270

 / yr

$114,173

 / yr

$83,723

 / yr

$79,177

 / yr

$86,331

 / yr

$43

 / hr

$43

 / hr

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$101,473

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$43

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$36

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$53

 / hr

$92,000

 / yr

$91,390

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$8,189

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$85,983

 / yr

$41

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How does the Journalist salary in Los Angeles, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Journalist in US is $53,939 per year based on 486 salary contributions, which is 13.69% less than the salary for a Journalist in Los Angeles, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Journalist gets the highest compensation are ALM Media Properties, LLC, The Washington Post and iHeartMedia, Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 35% more than smaller companies for a Journalist.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

 | 10-14 years

$80,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted5 days ago

1-3 years
5 days ago
Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

 | 4-6 years

$70,000

/yr

Submitted6 days ago

4-6 years
6 days ago
Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

 | 4-6 years

$45,000

/yr

Submitted8 days ago

4-6 years
8 days ago
Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

 | 4-6 years

$52,000

/yr

Submitted10 days ago

4-6 years
10 days ago
News Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted10 days ago

1-3 years
10 days ago
Journalist/Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$130,000

/yr

Submitted11 days ago

1-3 years
11 days ago
Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

 | 7-9 years

$65,000

/yr

Submitted11 days ago

7-9 years
11 days ago
Journalist/Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$3,000

/mo

Submitted11 days ago

1-3 years
11 days ago

Journalist pay FAQ in Los Angeles, CA

The average salary for a Journalist is $69,016 per year in Los Angeles, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 1075 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Journalist employees in Los Angeles, CA.

The highest salary for a Journalist in Los Angeles, CA is $119,052 per year.

The lowest salary for a Journalist in Los Angeles, CA is $40,029 per year.

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