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Journalist salary in United States

How much does a Journalist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $49,313
Low $28,981
High $83,910
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a journalist is $49,313 per year in the United States. 295 salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Top companies for Journalists in United States

    179 reviews9 salaries reported
    $94,484per year
  2. $54,315per year
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Highest paying cities for Journalists near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $77,076 per year
    25 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $75,057 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $71,490 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $63,719 per year
    47 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $59,985 per year
    10 salaries reported
  3. Provo, UT
    $51,280 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $40,410 per year
    35 salaries reported
  2. Omaha, NE
    $35,730 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Rapid City, SD
    $34,116 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Journalist earn more?

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Most common benefits for Journalists

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 151 ratings

40% of Journalists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Average $66,065 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Journalist

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