What is the average salary for a Journalist?

Annual / Hourly

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.

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

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics