What is the salary of a Journalist?

The average salary of a Journalist in United States is $44,360. Salaries start from around $20,710 and go up to $77,360. For a detailed look at the salary in your state, click on the map below.

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$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
Alabama 33,800 43
Alaska 44,900 12
Arizona 45,300 11
Arkansas 30,900 44
California 49,200 8
Colorado 44,400 14
Connecticut 37,800 32
District of Columbia 72,600 1
Florida 44,800 13
Georgia 53,800 5
Hawaii 56,000 2
Idaho 36,300 37
Illinois 43,000 18
Indiana 42,000 20
Iowa 30,400 45
Kansas 36,900 34
Kentucky 38,100 30
Louisiana 51,600 6
Maine 36,700 36
Maryland 42,800 19
Massachusetts 50,200 7
Michigan 40,300 25
Minnesota 38,700 28
Mississippi 34,500 41
Missouri 35,100 39
Montana 29,800 46
Nebraska 27,900 50
Nevada 47,100 9
New Hampshire 46,700 10
New Jersey 44,000 15
New Mexico 38,500 29
New York 54,800 4
North Carolina 41,800 21
North Dakota 36,300 37
Ohio 37,800 32
Oklahoma 33,800 42
Oregon 38,900 26
Pennsylvania 36,900 35
Rhode Island 55,900 3
South Carolina 38,800 27
South Dakota 28,000 49
Tennessee 34,600 40
Texas 40,400 24
Utah 43,900 16
Vermont 40,600 23
Washington 43,300 17
West Virginia 29,800 46
Wisconsin 38,000 31
Wyoming 29,500 48
Puerto Rico 41,600 22

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