How much does a Journalist make?

Updated Nov. 30, 2021
$54,061 /yr
Average Base Pay

64 salaries

$33K

Low

$54K

Average

$88K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Journalist is $54,061 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Journalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 64 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Journalist employees.

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CBC/Radio-Canada
3.5

CBC/Radio-Canada

Journalist

$90,905

 /yr
Range: $64K - $115K
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$64K

$115K

$63,592 - $115,307 Range

Corus Entertainment
3.7

Corus Entertainment

Journalist

$63,000

 /yr
Range: $48K - $76K

$48K

$76K

$47,699 - $75,556 Range

Postmedia Network
3.2

Postmedia Network

Journalist

$35,331

 /yr
Range: $33K - $83K

$33K

$83K

$32,991 - $83,377 Range

Toronto Star
4

Toronto Star

Journalist

$91,066

 /yr
Range: $74K - $94K

$74K

$94K

$73,930 - $94,349 Range

Rogers Communications
3.9

Rogers Communications

Journalist - Hourly
About 

$19 -$37

 hourly

$19

$37

$19 - $37 Range

CBC/Radio-Canada
3.5

CBC/Radio-Canada

Journalist - Hourly Intern
About 

$19 -$23

 hourly

$19

$23

$19 - $23 Range

CBC/Radio-Canada
3.5

CBC/Radio-Canada

Journalist - Hourly Contractor
About 

$24 -$27

 hourly

$24

$27

$24 - $27 Range

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Toronto Star
4

Toronto Star

Journalist - Hourly
About 

$16 -$18

 hourly

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

Glacier Media Group
3.6

Glacier Media Group

Journalist - Hourly
About 

$24 -$32

 hourly

$24

$32

$24 - $32 Range

CTV
3.5

CTV

Journalist - Hourly Contractor
About 

$21 -$27

 hourly

$21

$27

$21 - $27 Range

Brunswick News
2.9

Brunswick News

Journalist - Hourly
About 

$18 -$23

 hourly

$18

$23

$18 - $23 Range

Global News

Journalist
About 

$47K -$60K

$47K

$60K

$46,713 - $60,101 Range

4

The Discourse

Journalist
About 

$49K -$66K

$49K

$66K

$49,477 - $65,599 Range

Bell Canada
3.9

Bell Canada

Journalist
About 

$54K -$59K

$54K

$59K

$53,600 - $58,536 Range

Loblaw Companies
3.6

Loblaw Companies

Journalist - Hourly
About 

$15 -$16

 hourly

$15

$16

$15 - $16 Range

Canadian Tire
3.7

Canadian Tire

Journalist - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

Ryerson University
4.4

Ryerson University

Journalist - Hourly Contractor
About 

$21 -$24

 hourly

$21

$24

$21 - $24 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Journalist
About 

$48K -$53K

$48K

$53K

$48,161 - $52,783 Range

Concordia University
4.2

Concordia University

Journalist - Hourly
About 

$14 -$15

 hourly

$14

$15

$14 - $15 Range

Concordia University
4.2

Concordia University

Journalist - Hourly
About 

$19 -$21

 hourly

$19

$21

$19 - $21 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Journalist salaries

The national average salary for a Journalist is $54,061 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Journalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 64 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Journalist employees.

The highest salary for a Journalist in Canada is $87,961 per year.

The lowest salary for a Journalist in Canada is $33,226 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent journalist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$36
hourly
A Journalist in the Toronto Area area reported making $36 per hour
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10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$25
hourly
A Court Reporter in the Toronto Area area reported making $25 per hour
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5-7 years experience
Toronto Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$46,228
per year
A Reporter in the Calgary Area area reported making $46,228 per year
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3-4 years experience
Calgary Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$20
hourly
A Court Reporter in the Toronto Area area reported making $20 per hour
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1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$54,000
per year
A Reporter in the Toronto Area area reported making $54,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$25
hourly
A Court Reporter in the Toronto Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private