Journalist Salary in the United States

How much does a Journalist make in the United States? The average Journalist salary in the United States is $40,396 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $35,337 and $46,325. 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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$35,337 to $46,325
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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....

Source: Wikipedia (as of 09/06/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

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Job Openings for Journalist
KXLY Broadcast Group - Spokane , Washington
You'll stretch your journalist legs, reporting alongside our team of dedicated, award-winning journalists in a competitive news market. Spokane is a fantastic, up and coming city with plenty of ...
Monster - 9 days ago
KHQ INC - Kennewick , Washington
KNDU/KNDO-TV is seeking applicants for a general assignment multi-media journalist. KNDU/KNDO is a top-rated NBC affiliate in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with an aggressive news operation ...
Monster - 9 days ago
Baller Alert, Inc. - Miami , FL
The Digital Journalist is responsible for the development, production, and editing of content centered on news and entertainment. * The ability to write stories on a deadline (Monday - Friday) * Work ...
Jobble, Inc. - 10 days ago
KHQ INC - Kennewick , Washington
This is a great position to start your journalism career! Applicants should have a college degree in journalism or related field, good driving record and pass a pre-employment drug test. EOE, women ...
Monster - 9 days ago
... Journalism or less with significant related experience 2 year writing experience in professional industry Location: Raymond, OH Duration: 6-12 months
Monster - 10 days ago
An editor that can help elevate JT's visibility, awareness and journalistic quality. An editor that can lead with a digital news approach and deliver our weekly print product. An editor that can work ...
ZipRecruiter - 10 days ago
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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 $35,337 to $46,325 with the average base salary of $40,396. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $35,906 to $48,018 with the average total cash compensation of $41,390.

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