Journalist salary in Chicago, IL

Average salary
$60,500/yr
Based on 116 income tax records
$30,000
$130,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$43K
 
$58K
 
$73K
 
$72K
$30,000
$130,500
How much do Journalists make?
The average total salary for a Journalist is $60,500 per year. This is based on data from 116 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Journalist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Journalist salary can vary between $30,000 to $130,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Journalist salary by company

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Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Chicago Tribune Company, Cook County, IL
18 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$42K – $118K

Journalist demographics in Chicago, IL

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69% are single
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31% are married
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16% have kids
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25% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Journalists in Chicago, IL

116 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a journalist in Chicago, IL is $60,500 per year. Journalist salaries in Chicago, IL can vary between $30,000 to $130,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 116 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as journalist.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for journalists near Chicago, IL: Chicago, IL ($60,500 a year), Milwaukee, WI ($46,500 a year), and Grand Rapids, MI ($41,500 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.