Journalist Salary 2017

The average (mean) Journalist full time annual salary in the UK is £37,187 and the median £33,032 for part time employees this drops to a mean of £18,949.

For men the mean full time salary of £39,248 is 19% higher than the full time mean for women £33,077.

This is calculated on the basis of different levels of Journalist jobs in the UK and is based on the provisional ONS dataset (Occupation (4 digit SOC) – ASHE: Table 14) which was released on 26 October 2016.

Usually, the starting salary is around £15,000-£19,000 for an entry level, graduate or junior journalist. However, this salary scale can be around £33,000 – £41,000 for a senior journalist . For more accurate information on journalist salaries, please simple make a job search; as the job posts in the UK usually state the salaries.

Besides, the salaries can be considerably higher and vary a lot in cities like London, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh. It is also a fact that your salary will depend whether you are a broadcast, fashion, magazine or sports journalist.