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U.S. business journalists’ median salary is $56,220, Reynolds Center survey finds

August 18, 2011 Comments off

U.S. business journalists’ median salary is $56,220, Reynolds Center survey finds
Source: Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism (Arizona State University)

U.S. business journalists reported a median salary of $56,220 for 2010-11, according to research for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Other findings: 14 percent of those business journalists surveyed in mid-July said their newsroom was currently hiring full-time journalists, and one in five said their newsroom had shrunk in the past six months.

The research also found this breakdown for median salaries by place of employment in 2010-11:

  • Print: $50,100
  • Freelancing: $54,091
  • Broadcast: $55,588
  • Online: $57,308
  • Wire services: $78,438.

For editors and supervisors overall, the median was $57,308, and for reporters, it was $55,714.

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