The general salary range for journalists in the United States is between $30,000 and $50,000, as of November 2015. Journalist salaries vary depending on location and especially experience, with a median salary of around $37,000.
Journalists research specific issues to write online, newspaper and magazine news articles. Journalists are also responsible for finding relevant and captivating articles to write about. Most of the time, journalists must get approval from management to write about an issue. Many journalist jobs require a bachelor's degree in fields such as journalism and communications. Most journalists report to have medical insurance benefits and high levels of job satisfaction.