Journalist salary in US Midwest Region

Average salary
Based on 948 income tax records
Average salary by age
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The average total salary for a Journalist is $46,000 per year. This is based on data from 948 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Journalist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Journalist salary can vary between $21,500 to $109,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Journalist salary by company

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Salary range**
Minnesota Public Radio, US Midwest Region
10 income tax records
$56K – $111K
Star Tribune Media Company, US Midwest Region
30 income tax records
$55K – $99K
Chicago Tribune Company, US Midwest Region
20 income tax records
$42K – $116K
Crain Communications, US Midwest Region
12 income tax records
$45K – $92K
Justworks, US Midwest Region
15 income tax records
$42K – $103K
Advance Local Media, US Midwest Region
21 income tax records
$38K – $70K
Scripps Media, US Midwest Region
24 income tax records
$38K – $105K
Forum Communications, US Midwest Region
20 income tax records
$32K – $63K
Lee Enterprises Incorporated, US Midwest Region
23 income tax records
$29K – $93K
Gray Media Group, US Midwest Region
41 income tax records
$24K – $81K
Nexstar Media Group, US Midwest Region
26 income tax records
$27K – $68K
Cnhi, US Midwest Region
12 income tax records
$18K – $59K

Journalist demographics in US Midwest Region

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66% are single
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34% are married
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22% have kids
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39% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Journalists in US Midwest Region

948 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a journalist in US Midwest Region is $46,000 per year. Journalist salaries in US Midwest Region can vary between $21,500 to $109,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 948 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as journalist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for journalists in US Midwest Region: Minnesota Public Radio ($75,500 a year), Star Tribune Media Company ($71,000 a year), and Chicago Tribune Company ($67,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for journalists in US Midwest Region: Chicago Metro Area, IL ($62,500 a year), Minneapolis Metro Area, MN ($61,500 a year), and Cleveland Metro Area, OH ($55,500 a year).
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
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.