Journalist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Journalist salary by state

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

How do journalist salaries compare to similar careers?

Journalists earn 24% less than similar careers in South Dakota. On average, they make less than copywriters but more than sports writers.

Career Median Salary
Copywriter salary $43K
Author salary $43K
Television writer salary $43K
Editor salary $46K
Journalist salary $30K
Sports writer salary $24K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

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