Journalist Salaries

Updated 25 May 2022
US$53,939 /yr
Average Base Pay

486 salaries

US$29T

Low

US$54T

Average

US$99T

High

Additional Cash Compensation
AverageUS$7,850RangeUS$830 - US$74,229

The estimated total pay for a Journalist is US$61,790 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of US$53,939 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is US$7,850 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group
3.1

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Journalist

US$45,841

 /yr
Range: US$40T - US$67T
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US$40T

US$67T

US$39,981 - US$66,936 Range

Nexstar Media Group
2.9

Nexstar Media Group

Journalist

US$41,826

 /yr
Range: US$33T - US$58T

US$33T

US$58T

US$32,651 - US$57,549 Range

Gannett
3.1

Gannett

Journalist

US$44,972

 /yr
Range: US$30T - US$85T

US$30T

US$85T

US$29,621 - US$85,214 Range

Thomson Reuters
3.8

Thomson Reuters

Journalist

US$1,19,525

 /yr
Range: US$67T - US$1L

US$67T

US$1L

US$66,506 - US$1,45,624 Range

TEGNA
3.5

TEGNA

Journalist

US$55,211

 /yr
Range: US$52T - US$79T

US$52T

US$79T

US$52,310 - US$79,392 Range

Tribune Media
3.5

Tribune Media

Journalist

US$59,254

 /yr
Range: US$56T - US$63T

US$56T

US$63T

US$55,888 - US$63,263 Range

NBCUniversal
4.1

NBCUniversal

Journalist

US$66,089

 /yr
Range: US$41T - US$2L

US$41T

US$2L

US$40,974 - US$2,22,119 Range

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Time Warner Cable
3.2

Time Warner Cable

Journalist

US$53,474

 /yr
Range: US$51T - US$77T

US$51T

US$77T

US$51,497 - US$77,347 Range

New York Times
3.9

New York Times

Journalist

US$79,882

 /yr
Range: US$44T - US$2L

US$44T

US$2L

US$43,606 - US$2,23,553 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Journalist

US$1,19,207

 /yr
Range: US$81T - US$2L

US$81T

US$2L

US$80,654 - US$1,86,125 Range

Schurz Communications
3.0

Schurz Communications

Journalist

US$53,324

 /yr
Range: US$51T - US$61T

US$51T

US$61T

US$50,896 - US$61,328 Range

BH Media Group
2.5

BH Media Group

Journalist

US$38,550

 /yr
Range: US$24T - US$48T

US$24T

US$48T

US$24,342 - US$48,092 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Journalist

US$71,749

 /yr
Range: US$46T - US$2L

US$46T

US$2L

US$46,165 - US$2,10,756 Range

Daily Chinese News

Journalist

US$39,771

 /yr
Range: US$39T - US$40T

US$39T

US$40T

US$39,259 - US$39,771 Range

Meredith Corporation
3.5

Meredith Corporation

Journalist

US$65,751

 /yr
Range: US$63T - US$1L

US$63T

US$1L

US$62,760 - US$1,04,951 Range

Associated Press
3.8

Associated Press

Journalist

US$80,773

 /yr
Range: US$46T - US$97T

US$46T

US$97T

US$46,479 - US$96,743 Range

FJ Productions
4.3

FJ Productions

Journalist

US$68,049

 /yr
Range: US$63T - US$1L

US$63T

US$1L

US$62,815 - US$1,09,926 Range

USA TODAY
3.3

USA TODAY

Journalist

US$88,042

 /yr
Range: US$70T - US$1L

US$70T

US$1L

US$70,000 - US$1,37,923 Range

The Boston Globe
4.1

The Boston Globe

Journalist

US$93,720

 /yr
Range: US$66T - US$1L

US$66T

US$1L

US$65,957 - US$1,23,230 Range

Cox Media Group
3.3

Cox Media Group

Journalist

US$96,099

 /yr
Range: US$61T - US$1L

US$61T

US$1L

US$60,548 - US$1,24,765 Range

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US$14

/hrAvg Base Salary

7 days ago by a Multimedia Journalist with 4 to 6 years of experience

US$63,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Journalist with 4 to 6 years of experience

US$57,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash BonusUS$5,000/yr

8 days ago by a Reporter with 7 to 9 years of experience

US$1,40,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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US$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Reporter with 1 to 3 years of experience

US$38,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Reporter/MMJ with less than one year of experience

US$21

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Digital Court Reporter with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Journalist salaries

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.