Journalist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Journalist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $81,930
New Jersey $52,560
Louisiana $50,070
California $49,180
Illinois $48,097
Kentucky $47,905
Washington $46,310
Florida $45,480
Indiana $45,473
Kansas $45,305
Georgia $45,140
Massachusetts $44,060
Maryland $43,320
Hawaii $43,250
Puerto Rico $42,250
Alaska $41,945
Colorado $41,630
Nevada $41,270
Arizona $41,146
Utah $40,960
Pennsylvania $39,600
Virginia $39,520
Maine $39,290
Delaware $38,970
Minnesota $38,110
Missouri $37,980
New Hampshire $37,420
New Mexico $37,420
Michigan $36,890
Texas $36,610
Connecticut $35,920
Rhode Island $35,800
North Dakota $35,750
South Carolina $35,220
Vermont $35,200
Oklahoma $34,980
Ohio $34,430
Idaho $34,390
Nebraska $34,060
North Carolina $33,990
Oregon $33,590
West Virginia $32,030
Iowa $31,145
Wisconsin $31,020
South Dakota $29,950
Wyoming $29,410
Tennessee $29,200
Alabama $29,164
Mississippi $28,010
Arkansas $27,378
Guam $25,590
Montana $24,090
District of Columbia $100,550

How do journalist salaries compare to similar careers?

Journalists earn 30% less than similar careers in North Carolina. On average, they make less than editors.

Career Median Salary
Editor salary $52K
Author salary $58K
Television writer salary $58K
Copywriter salary $58K
Proofreader salary $43K
Journalist salary $34K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)