Newspaper Journalist Salary

How much does a Newspaper Journalist make in the United States?
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$59,050 (USD)/yr

Average Base Salary

$28 (USD)/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$1,435 (USD)/yr

Average Bonus
The average newspaper journalist salary in United States is $59,050 or an equivalent hourly rate of $28. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,435. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$42,472 (USD)

Entry Level Salary

$72,749 (USD)

Senior Level Salary

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