How much does a Journalist make?

Updated Oct 19, 2021

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Experience

$53,939 /yr
Average Base Pay

486 salaries

$29K

Low

$54K

Average

$99K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

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

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$59,531

per year

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$57,127

per year

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$46,203

per year

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Sinclair Broadcast Group
3.2

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Journalist

$43,923

 /yr
Range: $40K - $64K
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$40K

$64K

$39,980 - $64,089 Range

Nexstar Media Group
2.8

Nexstar Media Group

Journalist

$40,047

 /yr
Range: $31K - $55K

$31K

$55K

$31,263 - $55,102 Range

Gannett
3

Gannett

Journalist

$43,059

 /yr
Range: $28K - $82K

$28K

$82K

$28,361 - $81,590 Range

TEGNA
3.5

TEGNA

Journalist

$52,863

 /yr
Range: $50K - $76K

$50K

$76K

$50,085 - $76,016 Range

Thomson Reuters
3.9

Thomson Reuters

Journalist

$112,399

 /yr
Range: $64K - $132K

$64K

$132K

$63,678 - $131,624 Range

Tribune Media
3.6

Tribune Media

Journalist

$56,735

 /yr
Range: $54K - $61K

$54K

$61K

$53,511 - $60,573 Range

Time Warner Cable
3.2

Time Warner Cable

Journalist

$51,200

 /yr
Range: $49K - $74K

$49K

$74K

$49,307 - $74,058 Range

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NBCUniversal
4

NBCUniversal

Journalist

$61,878

 /yr
Range: $58K - $213K

$58K

$213K

$58,059 - $212,673 Range

Schurz Communications
2.9

Schurz Communications

Journalist

$51,056

 /yr
Range: $49K - $59K

$49K

$59K

$48,731 - $58,720 Range

BH Media Group
2.5

BH Media Group

Journalist

$36,911

 /yr
Range: $23K - $46K

$23K

$46K

$23,306 - $46,047 Range

New York Times
4.1

New York Times

Journalist

$82,179

 /yr
Range: $42K - $214K

$42K

$214K

$41,752 - $214,046 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Journalist

$110,936

 /yr
Range: $77K - $178K

$77K

$178K

$77,224 - $178,209 Range

Daily Chinese News

Journalist

$38,079

 /yr
Range: $38K - $38K

$38K

$38K

$37,590 - $38,079 Range

Meredith Corporation
3.6

Meredith Corporation

Journalist

$62,955

 /yr
Range: $60K - $100K

$60K

$100K

$60,091 - $100,488 Range

FJ Productions
4.3

FJ Productions

Journalist

$65,155

 /yr
Range: $60K - $105K

$60K

$105K

$60,143 - $105,251 Range

CNN
3.7

CNN

Journalist

$102,852

 /yr
Range: $33K - $181K

$33K

$181K

$33,011 - $180,772 Range

World Journal
2.6

World Journal

Journalist

$41,354

 /yr
Range: $32K - $44K

$32K

$44K

$32,204 - $43,796 Range

Disney ABC Television

Disney ABC Television

Journalist

$80,311

 /yr
Range: $78K - $105K

$78K

$105K

$78,011 - $104,673 Range

The E.W. Scripps Company
3.8

The E.W. Scripps Company

Journalist

$51,282

 /yr
Range: $48K - $53K

$48K

$53K

$48,286 - $52,716 Range

Daily Mail and General Trust

Daily Mail and General Trust

Journalist

$58,485

 /yr
Range: $45K - $98K

$45K

$98K

$45,496 - $98,319 Range

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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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Recent Salary Reports

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

$73,500
per year
A Court Reporter in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $73,500 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$45,000
per year
A Reporter in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$45,000
per year
An On-Air Personality in the Salt Lake City, UT Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Salt Lake City, UT Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$15
hourly
A News Anchor/Reporter in the Portland, ME Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Portland, ME Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$59,000
per year
An Anchor/Reporter in the Columbia, SC Area area reported making $59,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Columbia, SC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$16
hourly
A News Reporter in the Tyler, TX Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Tyler, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$17
hourly
A Reporter in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$58,485
per year
A Reporter in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $58,485 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$70,720
per year
A Database Report Writer in the Cincinnati, OH Area area reported making $70,720 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Cincinnati, OH Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Hospital