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Journalist salary in the United States

Average salary
$53,500/yr
Based on 5,077 income tax records
$21,500
$138,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$21,500
$138,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Journalist in the United States is $53,500 per year. This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 5,077 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as journalists. Journalist salaries in the United States can vary between $21,500 to $138,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more. Read more
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Journalist salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
19 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$54K – $106K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
635 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$59K – $99K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
112 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$56K – $87K
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New York Metro Area, NY
909 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$54K – $92K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
178 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$46K – $86K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
126 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$50K – $81K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
60 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$43K – $72K
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Lansing Metro Area, MI
12 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$39K – $70K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
77 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$42K – $80K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
73 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$44K – $75K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
121 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$46K – $73K
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Harrisburg Metro Area, PA
10 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$46K – $63K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
143 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$41K – $76K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
26 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$40K – $66K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
38 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$44K – $70K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
42 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$42K – $84K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
59 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$45K – $65K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
19 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$48K – $70K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
20 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$41K – $63K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
37 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$44K – $74K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
73 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$38K – $68K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
20 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$34K – $71K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
47 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$43K – $64K
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Tallahassee Metro Area, FL
12 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$41K – $67K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
72 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$42K – $75K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
12 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$38K – $65K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
18 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$45K – $61K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
54 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$44K – $65K
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Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
23 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$36K – $73K
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Memphis Metro Area, TN
18 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$42K – $61K
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Milwaukee Metro Area, WI
31 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$31K – $58K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
23 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$44K – $59K
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Portland Metro Area, ME
18 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$40K – $71K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
19 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$36K – $62K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
33 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$37K – $69K
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Charlotte Metro Area, NC
52 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$40K – $63K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
67 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$40K – $66K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
28 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$35K – $57K
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Birmingham Metro Area, AL
17 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$36K – $76K
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Jacksonville Metro Area, FL
16 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$36K – $57K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
23 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$36K – $64K
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Orlando Metro Area, FL
40 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$41K – $56K
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Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK
20 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$39K – $53K
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Cleveland Metro Area, OH
18 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$42K – $59K
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Louisville Metro Area, KY
29 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$39K – $55K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
32 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$36K – $53K
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New Orleans Metro Area, LA
16 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$35K – $61K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
10 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$34K – $65K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
23 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$34K – $66K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
50 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$35K – $59K

Journalist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Nyt Shared Service Center Ag, New York County, NY
13 income tax records
$123,000/yr
$109K – $128K
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Dow Jones Company, Kings County, NY
10 income tax records
$95,000/yr
$76K – $115K
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Keystone Paying Agent, New York County, NY
12 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$66K – $148K
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NBCUniversal, Kings County, NY
11 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$76K – $99K
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Wp Company, District Of Columbia County, DC
54 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$75K – $98K
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Bloomberg, New York County, NY
10 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$75K – $112K
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Turner Services, District Of Columbia County, DC
14 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$66K – $96K
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Politico, District Of Columbia County, DC
18 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$62K – $104K
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National Public Radio, District Of Columbia County, DC
23 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$65K – $96K
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Los Angeles Times Communications, Los Angeles County, CA
21 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$59K – $92K
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TriNet, Kings County, NY
10 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$56K – $76K
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Insider, Kings County, NY
14 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$58K – $73K
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Chicago Tribune Company, Cook County, IL
10 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$58K – $78K
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Cbs News, New York County, NY
10 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$50K – $101K
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Philadelphia Media Network, Philadelphia County, PA
14 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$56K – $70K
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Hearst Communications, Harris County, TX
13 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$49K – $61K
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Gannett, Maricopa County, AZ
11 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$34K – $69K

Journalist demographics in the United States

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69% are single
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31% are married
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19% have kids
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29% own a home

Journalist salaries by age

$0
$16,500
$33,000
$49,500
$66,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Journalists in the United States

5,077 full-time salaries from 2019
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