Journalist salary in the United States

Average salary
$58,500/yr
Based on 6,219 income tax records
$22,500
$148,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$38K
 
$58K
 
$71K
 
$76K
 
$68K
$22,500
$148,500
How much do Journalists make?
The average total salary for a Journalist is $58,500 per year. This is based on data from 6,219 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Journalist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Journalist salary can vary between $22,500 to $148,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Journalist salary by location

Journalist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Dow Jones Company, New York County, NY
15 income tax records
$125,500/yr
$74K – $426K
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Nyt Shared Service Center Ag, District Of Columbia County, DC
13 income tax records
$123,500/yr
$70K – $160K
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Bloomberg, New York County, NY
20 income tax records
$115,000/yr
$38K – $259K
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Keystone Paying Agent, New York County, NY
10 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$64K – $252K
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Cbs News, New York County, NY
10 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$51K – $210K
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NBCUniversal, Kings County, NY
31 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$35K – $169K
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National Public Radio, District Of Columbia County, DC
45 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$67K – $150K
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Wp Company, District Of Columbia County, DC
68 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$66K – $160K
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Bureau Of National Affairs, District Of Columbia County, DC
12 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$70K – $117K
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Los Angeles Times Communications, Los Angeles County, CA
35 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$56K – $132K
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Vice Media, Kings County, NY
14 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$53K – $182K
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Fox News Network, New York County, NY
10 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$55K – $146K
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Insider, Kings County, NY
26 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$53K – $139K
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TriNet, Kings County, NY
18 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$54K – $134K
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Boston Globe Media Partn, Middlesex County, MA
11 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$56K – $105K
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Star Tribune Media Company, Hennepin County, MN
16 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$55K – $99K
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Chicago Tribune Company, Cook County, IL
18 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$42K – $118K
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Seattle Times Company, King County, WA
14 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$36K – $79K
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Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, District Of Columbia County, DC
14 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$46K – $131K
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Advance Magazine Publishers, Kings County, NY
12 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$45K – $85K
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Hearst Communications, Harris County, TX
14 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$41K – $94K
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P G Publishing Co, Allegheny County, PA
11 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$38K – $75K
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Las Vegas Review, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$31K – $67K

Journalist demographics in 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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34% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Journalists in United States

6,219 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a journalist in the United States is $58,500 per year. Journalist salaries in the United States can vary between $22,500 to $148,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 6,219 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as journalist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for journalists in the United States: Dow Jones Company ($125,500 a year), Nyt Shared Service Center Ag ($123,500 a year), and Bloomberg ($115,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for journalists in the United States: Washington Metro Area, DC ($85,000 a year), New York Metro Area, NY ($82,000 a year), and Los Angeles Metro Area, CA ($73,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.