How Much Does a Sports Journalist Get Paid?


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According to the Houston Chronicle, the average salary for a sports journalist was $38,300 in 2011 as cited in a study conducted by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Sports anchors made around $60,000.

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Salaries are partially dependent upon location and medium. Sports reporters and anchors in the top 25 markets, such as New York or Los Angeles, make higher salaries than those in lower markets, such as Baltimore or San Antonio. In addition, radio sports journalists make less than their TV broadcasting counterparts. Although the Houston Chronicle mentions that sports reporters typically make less than the national average of all reporters, About.com notes that they mostly enjoy their professions.

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