Journalist salary in Washington, DC

Average salary
$83,500/yr
Based on 464 income tax records
$39,000
$164,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$63K
 
$78K
 
$101K
 
$125K
 
$107K
$39,000
$164,000
How much do Journalists make?
The average total salary for a Journalist is $83,500 per year. This is based on data from 464 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Journalist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Journalist salary can vary between $39,000 to $164,000 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

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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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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Dow Jones Company, District Of Columbia County, DC
11 income tax records
$112,500/yr
$77K – $128K
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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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NBCUniversal, District Of Columbia County, DC
19 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$56K – $197K
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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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Keystone Paying Agent, District Of Columbia County, DC
11 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$64K – $99K
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Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, District Of Columbia County, DC
14 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$46K – $131K

Journalist demographics in Washington, DC

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77% are single
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23% are married
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14% have kids
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26% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Journalists in Washington, DC

464 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a journalist in Washington, DC is $83,500 per year. Journalist salaries in Washington, DC can vary between $39,000 to $164,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 464 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as journalist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for journalists near Washington, DC: Nyt Shared Service Center Ag ($123,500 a year), Dow Jones Company ($112,500 a year), and National Public Radio ($100,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for journalists near Washington, DC: Bethesda, MD ($152,000 a year), Alexandria, VA ($88,000 a year), and Arlington, VA ($86,500 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.