Data Journalist Salary in the United States

How much does a Data Journalist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Data Journalist in the United States is $27 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $22 and $32. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Openings for Data Journalist
Melissa Data Corp - RSM , CA
... data management solutions to businesses worldwide for use in improving communications, gaining ... Education • Bachelor degree in Marketing Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or ... - 5 days ago
Center for Health Journalism - Oakland , CA
USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalisms Center for Health Journalism seeks a ... Researches and gathers data for departmental reports. Conducts preliminary analysis of data
Lensa - 1 day ago
San Francisco Public Press - San Francisco , CA
Recruit, train, manage and edit a corps of freelance and staff journalists, including writers, photographers, data analysts and designers. * Work with the print and web teams to plan daily news ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
GateHouse Media - Austin , TX
Collaborate with other regional investigative journalists and data reporters throughout the GHM network on large-scale projects. HOW TO APPLY: Include a resume, 3 - 5 clips, a cover letter and at ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
VIP - Orlando , FL
... journalism, counseling, human services, recreation, non-profit services, or careers with local ... Participate in kickoff meetings and site visits, compile data for project worksheets, and support ...
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NCMIC Group, Inc. - Clive , IA
... uses data to inform marketing decisions. We are focused on providing a best-in-class customer ... Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism or related field with relevant work experience. Experience ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago