Journalist Salaries

286 SalariesUpdated 5 May 2021

Average Base Pay
£33,401 / yr
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How much does a Journalist make?

The national average salary for a Journalist is £33,401 in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Journalist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 286 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Journalist employees.

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Broadcast Journalist£33K
Editor£35K

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Journalist

BBC

£36,795/yr

Range: £22K - £55K

59 salaries

£36,795/yr
£22K£55K

Journalist

Reach PLC

£27,507/yr

Range: £19K - £337K

13 salaries

£27,507/yr
£19K£337K

Journalist

Thomson Reuters

£54,087/yr

Range: £24K - £136K

11 salaries

£54,087/yr
£24K£136K

Journalist

Trinity Mirror

£32,525/yr

Range: £18K - £53K

9 salaries

£32,525/yr
£18K£53K

Journalist

ITV

£18,312/yr

Range: £18K - £39K

7 salaries

£18,312/yr
£18K£39K

Journalist

The Telegraph

£45,816/yr

Range: £32K - £101K

7 salaries

£45,816/yr
£32K£101K

Journalist

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs

£38,802/yr

Range: £34K - £43K

6 salaries

£38,802/yr
£34K£43K

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Journalist

News UK

£56,000/yr

Range: £43K - £77K

5 salaries

£56,000/yr
£43K£77K

Journalist

Newsquest

£23,148/yr

Range: £18K - £27K

5 salaries

£23,148/yr
£18K£27K

Journalist

Daily Mail and General Trust

£31,496/yr

Range: £21K - £34K

5 salaries

£31,496/yr
£21K£34K

Journalist

Johnston Press

£26,935/yr

Range: £21K - £34K

5 salaries

£26,935/yr
£21K£34K

Journalist

Spotlight Sports Group

£39,030/yr

Range: £32K - £45K

5 salaries

£39,030/yr
£32K£45K

Journalist

Financial Times

£44,062/yr

Range: £43K - £77K

4 salaries

£44,062/yr
£43K£77K

Journalist

Euromoney Institutional Investor

£31,636/yr

Range: £25K - £52K

4 salaries

£31,636/yr
£25K£52K

Journalist

Acuris Global

£33,796/yr

Range: £30K - £42K

4 salaries

£33,796/yr
£30K£42K

Journalist

PA Media Group

£23,580/yr

Range: £21K - £32K

4 salaries

£23,580/yr
£21K£32K

Journalist

LADbible Group

£21,522/yr

Range: £20K - £27K

4 salaries

£21,522/yr
£20K£27K

Journalist

Storyful

£31,380/yr

Range: £30K - £388K

4 salaries

£31,380/yr
£30K£388K

Journalist

Pedernales Electric

£24,425/yr

Range: £20K - £28K

4 salaries

£24,425/yr
£20K£28K

Journalist - Contractor

Guardian News & Media

£36,190/yr

Range: £22K - £72K

3 salaries

£36,190/yr
£22K£72K

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent journalist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

£15
hourly
An Entertainment Reporter in the London Area area reported making £15 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
London Area area
Freelance
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
£17
hourly
A Journalist in the London Area area reported making £17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
London Area area
Self-Employed
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
£18,000
per year
A Journalist in the Birmingham Area area reported making £18,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Birmingham Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
£30,000
per year
A Journalist in the Cardiff Area area reported making £30,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cardiff Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private
£26,000
per year
A Journalist in the Leeds Area area reported making £26,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Leeds Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
£33,380
per year
A Specialist Reporter in the London Area area reported making £33,380 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public