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What is the average salary for a Journalist?

The average salary of a Journalist is $44,360. Salaries start from $20,710 and go up to $77,360. Please note that the average salary for a Journalist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $77,360
Starting ($20.7k)
Junior ($26.5k)
Experienced ($35.6k)
Senior ($53.3k)
Highest ($77.4k)
Highest

The top 10% of Journalists in United States earn:

$77,360
Senior

The top 25% of Journalists in United States earn:

$53,270
Experienced

The middle 50% of Journalists in United States earn:

$35,600
Junior

The bottom 25% of Journalists in United States earn:

$26,500
Starting

The bottom 10% of Journalists in United States earn:

$20,710

Historical salary

Journalist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
District of Columbia 72,580 1
Hawaii 55,980 2
Rhode Island 55,920 3
New York 54,820 4
Georgia 53,770 5
Louisiana 51,610 6
Massachusetts 50,190 7
California 49,170 8
Nevada 47,060 9
New Hampshire 46,670 10
Arizona 45,270 11
Alaska 44,930 12
Florida 44,840 13
Colorado 44,370 14
United States 44,360 15
New Jersey 44,020 16
Utah 43,940 17
Washington 43,260 18
Illinois 43,030 19
Maryland 42,790 20
Indiana 42,030 21
North Carolina 41,750 22
Puerto Rico 41,560 23
Vermont 40,620 24
Texas 40,370 25
Michigan 40,270 26
Oregon 38,870 27
South Carolina 38,790 28
Minnesota 38,650 29
New Mexico 38,520 30
Kentucky 38,120 31
Wisconsin 37,990 32
Connecticut 37,830 33
Ohio 37,830 34
Kansas 36,920 35
Pennsylvania 36,880 36
Maine 36,730 37
North Dakota 36,260 38
Idaho 36,260 39
Missouri 35,070 40
Tennessee 34,600 41
Mississippi 34,480 42
Oklahoma 33,780 43
Alabama 33,770 44
Arkansas 30,860 45
Iowa 30,440 46
West Virginia 29,770 47
Montana 29,770 48
Wyoming 29,460 49
South Dakota 28,040 50
Nebraska 27,940 51

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