Journalist U.S. Salary Data

National Average Salary

Average hourly rate $28.9

Average weekly pay $1,156

Average monthly pay $5,010

Our Journalist salary data represents the current average and range for jobs in both the public and private sectors. Compensation will vary by industry, company size, and niche. Salaries do not include additional compensation, such as commissions or bonuses.

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