Journalist Salary in the United States

How much does a Journalist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Journalist in the United States is $19 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $17 and $22. 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

What is a Journalist?

A Journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information to the public. A Journalist's work is called journalism. A Journalist can work with general issues or specialize in certain issues. However, most journalists tend to specialize, and by cooperating with other journalists, produce journals that span many topics. For example, a sports Journalist covers news within the world of sports, but this Journalist may be a part of a newspaper that covers many different topics....

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Journalist in the United States. The average hourly rate for Journalist ranges from $17 to $22 with the average hourly pay of $19. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $17 to $23 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $20.

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