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Journalist salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$53,000/yr
Average per year
$53,000
Average per year
$53,000
$21,000
Total salary range**
$134,500
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Based on 3,846 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Journalists make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Journalist in the United States is $53,000 per year. This is based on data from 3,846 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Journalist in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$53,000
Average per year
$53,000
$21,000
Total salary range**
$134,500
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Based on 3,846 income tax records from TurboTax
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Nyt Shared Service Center Ag, Kings County, NY
18 income tax records
$102,500/yr
$91K – $123K
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NBCUniversal, New York County, NY
16 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$67K – $120K
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Wp Company, District Of Columbia County, DC
40 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$77K – $103K
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Turner Services, District Of Columbia County, DC
11 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$70K – $100K
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Politico, District Of Columbia County, DC
16 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$58K – $88K
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Los Angeles Times Communications, Los Angeles County, CA
19 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$59K – $94K
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National Public Radio, District Of Columbia County, DC
21 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$62K – $95K
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Insider, Kings County, NY
13 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$54K – $71K
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Philadelphia Media Network, Philadelphia County, PA
10 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$57K – $71K
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Gannett, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$32K – $35K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
12 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$50K – $102K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
487 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$60K – $99K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
81 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$57K – $91K
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New York Metro Area, NY
675 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$53K – $91K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
11 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$50K – $70K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
38 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$45K – $73K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
89 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$51K – $85K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
141 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$45K – $83K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
64 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$41K – $86K
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Lansing Metro Area, MI
13 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$38K – $67K

Journalist demographics

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72% are single
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28% are married
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17% have kids
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20% 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

3,846 full-time salaries from 2019

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Writer
1,982 income tax records
$51,000/yr
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Writer Editor
517 income tax records
$54,000/yr
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Reporter
887 income tax records
$44,500/yr
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Publicist
514 income tax records
$64,500/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.