How much does a Data Journalist make? The average Data Journalist salary is $56,543 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $46,486 and $67,278. Salary ranges 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Data Journalist Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Data Journalist between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of November 25, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Data Journalist in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $70,679
Washington, DC $62,944
Miami, FL $55,045
Chicago, IL $59,986
Boston, MA $63,707
New York, NY $68,021
Dallas, TX $56,176
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Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
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67278
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Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
53121
79136
65802
What is the average salary for Data Journalist in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Data Journalist in the United States. The base salary for Data Journalist ranges from $46,486 to $67,278 with the average base salary of $56,543. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $53,121 to $79,136 with the average total cash compensation of $65,802.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $56,543 $46,486 - $67,278
Bonus $9,258 $6,635 - $11,858
Total Pay $65,802 $53,121 - $79,136
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
* Total Pay combines base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job.
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What's the difference between Journalist and Data Journalist?
According to our latest salary estimation on November 25, 2020. The average salary of Data Journalist is $56,543, and the average salary of Journalist is $41,310. The average salary of Journalist is lower than Data Journalist. ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
I am a Data Journalist, which location’s salary is higher, Springfield, MO or Fremont, NE?
Springfield, MO typically sees higher pay than Fremont, NE for Data Journalist. a Data Journalist Salary in Springfield, MO is $53,422 as of November 25, 2020; a Data Journalist Salary in Fremont, NE is $52,661 as of November 25, 2020. ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Data Journalist vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Data Journalist?
Salary ranges for a Data Journalist can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
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Last Update: November 25, 2020