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Journalist salary in United States

How much does a Journalist make in the United States?

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The average salary for a journalist is $60,105 per year in the United States. 411 salaries reported, updated at August 11, 2022.

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Top companies for Journalists in United States

    104 reviews6 salaries reported
    $73,797per year
  2. $58,708per year
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Highest paying cities for Journalists in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $69,619 per year
    19 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $69,571 per year
    13 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $64,386 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Charlotte, NC
    $61,383 per year
    17 salaries reported
  2. Cincinnati, OH
    $59,657 per year
    33 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $58,506 per year
    34 salaries reported
  1. Omaha, NE
    $57,881 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Lincoln, NE
    $55,373 per year
    5 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 $46,538 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Journalist

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