How much does a Journalist make in the United States?

889 salaries reported, updated at April 9, 2021
$39.22
per hour

The average salary for a journalist is $39.22 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Work from home
  • Flexible schedule
  • Gym membership
  • Health savings account
  • Stock options
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Most common benefits for Journalists

  • Work from home
  • Flexible schedule
  • Gym membership
  • Health savings account
  • Stock options
  • Disability insurance
  • Parental leave
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Paid time off
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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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