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How much does a Journalist make?

Updated 15 Oct 2021
£33,457 /yr
Average Base Pay

370 salaries

£20K

Low

£33K

Average

£57K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Journalist is £33,457 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Journalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 370 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Journalist employees.

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BBC
3.9

BBC

Journalist

£37,736

 /yr
Range: £20K - £58K
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£20K

£58K

£20,386 - £58,364 Range

Reach PLC
3.4

Reach PLC

Journalist

£31,104

 /yr
Range: £19K - £347K

£19K

£347K

£19,414 - £346,773 Range

Thomson Reuters
4

Thomson Reuters

Journalist

£55,719

 /yr
Range: £25K - £140K

£25K

£140K

£25,088 - £139,609 Range

ITV
4

ITV

Journalist

£20,335

 /yr
Range: £18K - £40K

£18K

£40K

£18,293 - £40,214 Range

Trinity Mirror
3.1

Trinity Mirror

Journalist

£33,506

 /yr
Range: £19K - £55K

£19K

£55K

£18,594 - £55,023 Range

The Telegraph
3.1

The Telegraph

Journalist

£45,849

 /yr
Range: £33K - £104K

£33K

£104K

£32,697 - £104,449 Range

News UK
3.7

News UK

Journalist

£57,220

 /yr
Range: £26K - £101K

£26K

£101K

£26,328 - £100,628 Range

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LADbible Group
4.3

LADbible Group

Journalist

£24,303

 /yr
Range: £21K - £30K

£21K

£30K

£20,566 - £30,000 Range

Spotlight Sports Group
3.5

Spotlight Sports Group

Journalist

£37,705

 /yr
Range: £26K - £46K

£26K

£46K

£25,821 - £46,273 Range

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs
3.8

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs

Journalist

£39,973

 /yr
Range: £35K - £45K

£35K

£45K

£34,548 - £44,766 Range

Newsquest
3

Newsquest

Journalist

£23,423

 /yr
Range: £18K - £28K

£18K

£28K

£18,036 - £27,922 Range

PA Media Group
2.5

PA Media Group

Journalist

£25,868

 /yr
Range: £22K - £33K

£22K

£33K

£21,594 - £32,906 Range

Daily Mail and General Trust
3.9

Daily Mail and General Trust

Journalist

£33,283

 /yr
Range: £21K - £51K

£21K

£51K

£21,466 - £50,813 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Journalist

£30,378

 /yr
Range: £21K - £51K

£21K

£51K

£21,265 - £50,630 Range

Financial Times
4.2

Financial Times

Journalist

£46,656

 /yr
Range: £44K - £79K

£44K

£79K

£44,084 - £78,877 Range

Bauer Media
3.5

Bauer Media

Journalist

£21,773

 /yr
Range: £20K - £38K

£20K

£38K

£19,618 - £38,146 Range

Johnston Press
3

Johnston Press

Journalist

£27,748

 /yr
Range: £22K - £35K

£22K

£35K

£21,773 - £34,532 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Journalist - Hourly

£11

 /hr
Range: £10 - £14

£10

£14

£10 - £14 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Journalist - Hourly

£21

 /hr
Range: £11 - £23

£11

£23

£11 - £23 Range

Freelance
4.3

Freelance

Journalist

£20,915

 /yr
Range: £20K - £42K

£20K

£42K

£20,000 - £41,549 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Journalist salaries

The national average salary for a Journalist is £33,457 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Journalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 370 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Journalist employees.

The highest salary for a Journalist in United Kingdom is £57,202 per year.

The lowest salary for a Journalist in United Kingdom is £19,569 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£32,000
per year
A Journalist in the London Area area reported making £32,000 per year
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3-4 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
£41,000
per year
A Journalist in the London Area area reported making £41,000 per year
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8-10 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£55,000
per year
A Journalist in the London Area area reported making £55,000 per year
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5-7 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£45,803
per year
A Reporter in the London Area area reported making £45,803 per year
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5-7 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
£24,883
per year
A Journalist in the London Area area reported making £24,883 per year
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1-2 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£30,000
per year
A Journalist in the London Area area reported making £30,000 per year
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3-4 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£22,000
per year
A Reporter in the London Area area reported making £22,000 per year
Job Highlights
London Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public