How much does a Journalist make?

Updated 7 Oct 2021
US$54T /yr
Average Base Pay

486 salaries

US$29T

Low

US$54T

Average

US$99T

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Journalist is US$53,939 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Journalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 486 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Journalist employees.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group
3.2

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Journalist

US$43,923

 /yr
Range: US$40T - US$64T
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US$40T

US$64T

US$39,980 - US$64,089 Range

Nexstar Media Group
2.8

Nexstar Media Group

Journalist

US$40,047

 /yr
Range: US$31T - US$55T

US$31T

US$55T

US$31,263 - US$55,102 Range

Gannett
3

Gannett

Journalist

US$43,059

 /yr
Range: US$28T - US$82T

US$28T

US$82T

US$28,361 - US$81,590 Range

TEGNA
3.5

TEGNA

Journalist

US$52,863

 /yr
Range: US$50T - US$76T

US$50T

US$76T

US$50,085 - US$76,016 Range

Thomson Reuters
3.9

Thomson Reuters

Journalist

US$1,12,399

 /yr
Range: US$64T - US$1L

US$64T

US$1L

US$63,678 - US$1,31,624 Range

Tribune Media
3.6

Tribune Media

Journalist

US$56,735

 /yr
Range: US$54T - US$61T

US$54T

US$61T

US$53,511 - US$60,573 Range

Time Warner Cable
3.2

Time Warner Cable

Journalist

US$51,200

 /yr
Range: US$49T - US$74T

US$49T

US$74T

US$49,307 - US$74,058 Range

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NBCUniversal
4

NBCUniversal

Journalist

US$61,878

 /yr
Range: US$58T - US$2L

US$58T

US$2L

US$58,059 - US$2,12,673 Range

Schurz Communications
2.9

Schurz Communications

Journalist

US$51,056

 /yr
Range: US$49T - US$59T

US$49T

US$59T

US$48,731 - US$58,720 Range

BH Media Group
2.5

BH Media Group

Journalist

US$36,911

 /yr
Range: US$23T - US$46T

US$23T

US$46T

US$23,306 - US$46,047 Range

New York Times
4.1

New York Times

Journalist

US$82,179

 /yr
Range: US$42T - US$2L

US$42T

US$2L

US$41,752 - US$2,14,046 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Journalist

US$1,10,936

 /yr
Range: US$77T - US$2L

US$77T

US$2L

US$77,224 - US$1,78,209 Range

Daily Chinese News

Journalist

US$38,079

 /yr
Range: US$38T - US$38T

US$38T

US$38T

US$37,590 - US$38,079 Range

Meredith Corporation
3.6

Meredith Corporation

Journalist

US$62,955

 /yr
Range: US$60T - US$1L

US$60T

US$1L

US$60,091 - US$1,00,488 Range

FJ Productions
4.3

FJ Productions

Journalist

US$65,155

 /yr
Range: US$60T - US$1L

US$60T

US$1L

US$60,143 - US$1,05,251 Range

CNN
3.7

CNN

Journalist

US$1,02,852

 /yr
Range: US$33T - US$2L

US$33T

US$2L

US$33,011 - US$1,80,772 Range

World Journal
2.6

World Journal

Journalist

US$41,354

 /yr
Range: US$32T - US$44T

US$32T

US$44T

US$32,204 - US$43,796 Range

Disney ABC Television

Disney ABC Television

Journalist

US$80,311

 /yr
Range: US$78T - US$1L

US$78T

US$1L

US$78,011 - US$1,04,673 Range

The E.W. Scripps Company
3.8

The E.W. Scripps Company

Journalist

US$51,282

 /yr
Range: US$48T - US$53T

US$48T

US$53T

US$48,286 - US$52,716 Range

Daily Mail and General Trust
3.8

Daily Mail and General Trust

Journalist

US$58,485

 /yr
Range: US$45T - US$98T

US$45T

US$98T

US$45,496 - US$98,319 Range

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The national average salary for a Journalist is US$53,939 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Journalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 486 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Journalist employees.

The highest salary for a Journalist in United States is US$99,392 per year.

The lowest salary for a Journalist in United States is US$29,273 per year.