How much does a Journalist make?

Updated Nov. 27, 2021
US$54K /yr
Average Base Pay

486 salaries

US$29K

Low

US$54K

Average

US$99K

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$44,071

 /yr
Range: US$40K - US$64K
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US$40K

US$64K

US$40,114 - US$64,305 Range

Nexstar Media Group
2.8

Nexstar Media Group

Journalist

US$40,182

 /yr
Range: US$31K - US$55K

US$31K

US$55K

US$31,368 - US$55,287 Range

Gannett
3

Gannett

Journalist

US$43,204

 /yr
Range: US$28K - US$82K

US$28K

US$82K

US$28,457 - US$81,865 Range

TEGNA
3.6

TEGNA

Journalist

US$53,041

 /yr
Range: US$50K - US$76K

US$50K

US$76K

US$50,254 - US$76,272 Range

Thomson Reuters
3.9

Thomson Reuters

Journalist

US$112,777

 /yr
Range: US$64K - US$132K

US$64K

US$132K

US$63,892 - US$132,067 Range

Tribune Media
3.4

Tribune Media

Journalist

US$56,926

 /yr
Range: US$54K - US$61K

US$54K

US$61K

US$53,692 - US$60,777 Range

NBCUniversal
4.1

NBCUniversal

Journalist

US$62,553

 /yr
Range: US$58K - US$213K

US$58K

US$213K

US$58,255 - US$213,389 Range

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Time Warner Cable
3.2

Time Warner Cable

Journalist

US$51,372

 /yr
Range: US$49K - US$74K

US$49K

US$74K

US$49,473 - US$74,308 Range

Schurz Communications
2.9

Schurz Communications

Journalist

US$51,228

 /yr
Range: US$49K - US$59K

US$49K

US$59K

US$48,896 - US$58,918 Range

BH Media Group
2.5

BH Media Group

Journalist

US$37,035

 /yr
Range: US$23K - US$46K

US$23K

US$46K

US$23,385 - US$46,202 Range

New York Times
4

New York Times

Journalist

US$82,456

 /yr
Range: US$42K - US$215K

US$42K

US$215K

US$41,893 - US$214,767 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Journalist

US$111,309

 /yr
Range: US$77K - US$179K

US$77K

US$179K

US$77,484 - US$178,810 Range

Daily Chinese News

Journalist

US$38,208

 /yr
Range: US$38K - US$38K

US$38K

US$38K

US$37,716 - US$38,208 Range

Meredith Corporation
3.5

Meredith Corporation

Journalist

US$63,167

 /yr
Range: US$60K - US$101K

US$60K

US$101K

US$60,293 - US$100,826 Range

FJ Productions
4.3

FJ Productions

Journalist

US$65,375

 /yr
Range: US$60K - US$106K

US$60K

US$106K

US$60,346 - US$105,605 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Journalist

US$66,776

 /yr
Range: US$44K - US$202K

US$44K

US$202K

US$44,351 - US$202,473 Range

CNN
3.8

CNN

Journalist

US$103,199

 /yr
Range: US$33K - US$181K

US$33K

US$181K

US$33,122 - US$181,381 Range

World Journal
2.6

World Journal

Journalist

US$41,494

 /yr
Range: US$32K - US$44K

US$32K

US$44K

US$32,313 - US$43,944 Range

Disney ABC Television

Disney ABC Television

Journalist

US$80,581

 /yr
Range: US$78K - US$105K

US$78K

US$105K

US$78,274 - US$105,025 Range

The E.W. Scripps Company
3.8

The E.W. Scripps Company

Journalist

US$51,454

 /yr
Range: US$48K - US$53K

US$48K

US$53K

US$48,448 - US$52,894 Range

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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.