Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Staff Writer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$75,328 / yrTotal Pay
$43,843 / yrBase Pay
$31,484 / yrAdditional Pay

$75,328

 / yr
$31K$381K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Staff Writer is $75,328 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $43,843 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 $31,484 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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$75,328 /yr
Staff Writer
$83,710 /yr
Senior Staff Writer
$103,664 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Staff Writer?

Some related job titles are Freelance Writer Salaries with median pay of $87,638, News Writer Salaries with median pay of $102,438, Editorial Salaries with median pay of $91,323, Journalist Salaries with median pay of $86,960.

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Ballotpedia
3.4

Ballotpedia

Staff Writer

$43,857

 /yr
Range: $39K - $61K

$39K

$61K

$38,599 - $60,672 Range

BuzzFeed
3.7

BuzzFeed

Staff Writer

$62,374

 /yr
Range: $43K - $92K

$43K

$92K

$42,780 - $92,010 Range

Groupon
3.7

Groupon

Staff Writer

$46,470

 /yr
Range: $44K - $50K

$44K

$50K

$43,577 - $49,949 Range

NerdWallet
3.8

NerdWallet

Staff Writer

$87,039

 /yr
Range: $59K - $113K

$59K

$113K

$59,342 - $113,076 Range

ViacomCBS Streaming
3.9

$53,946

 /yr
Range: $28K - $118K

$28K

$118K

$28,248 - $118,361 Range

Vice Media
3.3

Vice Media

Staff Writer

$65,805

 /yr
Range: $47K - $85K

$47K

$85K

$47,474 - $85,125 Range

G/O Media
1.9

G/O Media

Staff Writer

$60,718

 /yr
Range: $53K - $71K

$53K

$71K

$53,245 - $71,274 Range

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Showbiz Cheat Sheet
3.6

$54,939

 /yr
Range: $51K - $61K

$51K

$61K

$50,713 - $60,917 Range

Gannett
3.1

Gannett

Staff Writer

$38,005

 /yr
Range: $24K - $86K

$24K

$86K

$23,531 - $85,908 Range

Time Inc.
3.4

Time Inc.

Staff Writer

$99,205

 /yr
Range: $60K - $231K

$60K

$231K

$60,110 - $230,536 Range

The Washington Post
4.2

$113,188

 /yr
Range: $73K - $134K

$73K

$134K

$73,430 - $133,842 Range

Built In
4.6

Built In

Staff Writer

$57,916

 /yr
Range: $55K - $65K

$55K

$65K

$55,183 - $65,000 Range

Reviewed.com
3.1

Reviewed.com

Staff Writer

$50,291

 /yr
Range: $38K - $56K

$38K

$56K

$38,023 - $55,807 Range

U.S. Frontline News
5.0

$71,669

 /yr
Range: $52K - $72K

$52K

$72K

$52,379 - $72,295 Range

Vox Media
4.2

Vox Media

Staff Writer

$65,952

 /yr
Range: $54K - $111K

$54K

$111K

$54,318 - $111,232 Range

Forbes
3.9

Forbes

Staff Writer

$84,774

 /yr
Range: $65K - $90K

$65K

$90K

$64,798 - $90,331 Range

NIPPON SHOSEKI HANBAI USA

$71,669

 /yr
Range: $40K - $79K

$40K

$79K

$39,927 - $79,224 Range

Endgame360
3.8

Endgame360

Staff Writer

$53,273

 /yr
Range: $49K - $57K

$49K

$57K

$48,813 - $56,712 Range

Advisory Board
3.9

Advisory Board

Staff Writer

$46,502

 /yr
Range: $46K - $48K

$46K

$48K

$46,294 - $48,044 Range

Los Angeles Times
3.4

Los Angeles Times

Staff Writer

$128,340

 /yr
Range: $85K - $150K

$85K

$150K

$84,983 - $149,572 Range

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$68,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Writer with 7 to 9 years of experience

$55,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Staff Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$42,500

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$500/yr

12 days ago by a Staff Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$42,500

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Staff Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$42,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,500/yr

12 days ago by a Staff Writer/Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$33,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a Staff Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$62,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,000/yr

18 days ago by a Staff Writer with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Staff Writer salaries

The national average salary for a Staff Writer is $49,556 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Staff Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 860 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Staff Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Staff Writer in United States is $78,171 per year.

The lowest salary for a Staff Writer in United States is $31,416 per year.

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