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Journalist Salary

$22,000 - $26,499
8% of jobs
$29,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$26,500 - $30,999
29% of jobs
$31,000 - $35,499
7% of jobs
The average salary is $39,944 a year
$35,500 - $39,999
21% of jobs
$40,000 - $44,499
8% of jobs
$45,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$44,500 - $48,999
5% of jobs
$49,000 - $53,499
3% of jobs
$53,500 - $57,999
5% of jobs
$58,000 - $62,499
4% of jobs
$62,500 - $66,999
2% of jobs
$67,000 - $71,500
1% of jobs

National Average

$22,000 $39,944/year $71,500
Journalist Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$39,944
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$40,716

As of Aug 18, 2019, the average annual pay for a Journalist in the United States is $39,944 a year.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $71,500 and as low as $22,000, the majority of Journalist salaries currently range between $29,000 (25th percentile) to $45,500 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Journalist varies little (about $16,500), which suggests that regardless of location, there are not many opportunities for increased pay or advancement, even with several years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Journalist job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. People working as a Journalist in your area are making on average $40,716 per year or $772 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $39,944. Virginia ranks number 16 out of 50 states nationwide for Journalist salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Journalist jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Average Journalist Salary Across the U.S.

Salary Range (Percentile)
  25th Average 75th
Annual Salary $29,000 $39,944 $45,500
Monthly Salary $2,417 $3,329 $3,792
Weekly Salary $558 $768 $875
Hourly Salary $14 $19 $22

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