There are a number of factors that determine the salary of a journalist, including education, type of media, work experience, location, employer and talent. The average salary for a novice journalist sits somewhere in the $30,000 range, but as listed above, many factors determine this rate.
The quality of a journalist's writing can greatly affect the wage, as well as the company profile that he or she is working in. If one has earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from a good institute, he or she may earn a starting salary of $22,000 - $50,000. Those earning a bachelor's degree specifically related to journalism can earn even more. Students who have obtained a master's degree in journalism can earn an additional $10,000 - $20,000 annually.
And of course, over time, as experience is gained and the quality of writing improves, a journalist's salary will grow.