How much does a Journalist make? The average Journalist salary is $43,429 as of November 23, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $37,983 and $49,802. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Virginia Tech - Blacksburg , VA
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Journalist Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Journalist between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of November 23, 2022. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Journalist in each city.
Click to see the salary for Journalist in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $54,286
Washington, DC $48,345
Miami, FL $42,278
Chicago, IL $46,073
Boston, MA $48,931
New York, NY $52,245
Dallas, TX $43,147
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What is the average salary for Journalist in 2022?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Journalist in the United States. The base salary for Journalist ranges from $37,983 to $49,802 with the average base salary of $43,429. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $38,598 to $51,627 with the average total cash compensation of $44,498.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $43,429 $37,983 - $49,802
Bonus $1,069 $615 - $1,825
Total Pay $44,498 $38,598 - $51,627
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What's the difference between Journalist II and Journalist?
According to our latest salary estimation on November 23, 2022. The average salary of Journalist is $43,429, and the average salary of Journalist II is $45,757. The average salary of Journalist II is higher than Journalist. ( 2022-11-23 )
I am a Journalist, which location’s salary is higher, Springfield, MO or Fremont, NE?
Springfield, MO typically sees higher pay than Fremont, NE for Journalist. a Journalist Salary in Springfield, MO is $41,032 as of November 23, 2022; a Journalist Salary in Fremont, NE is $40,447 as of November 23, 2022. ( 2022-11-23 )
Why does the salary of a 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. ( 2022-11-23 )
What are the Pay Factors for Journalist?
Salary ranges for a 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 ( 2022-11-23 )
How the Pay Factors Influence Your Pay?
Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company.'s Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2022-11-23 )

Last Update: November 23, 2022