Political Columnist Salary

How much does a Political Columnist make?

The average Political Columnist in the US makes $47,407. The average bonus for a Political Columnist is $925 which represents 2% of their salary, with 100% of people reporting that they receive a bonus each year. Political Columnists make the most in San Francisco at $57,825, averaging total compensation 22% greater than the US average.

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The average political-columnist in the US makes $47,407

Salary Ranges for Political Columnists

The salaries of Political Columnists in the US range from $41,110 to $58,528 , with a median salary of $45,938 . The middle 57% of Political Columnists makes between $45,954 and $49,319, with the top 86% making $58,528.

How much tax will you have to pay as a Political Columnist

For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 22%. After a federal tax rate of 22% has been taken out, Political Columnists could expect to have a take-home pay of $41,038/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $1,710*.

* assuming bi-monthly pay period. Taxes estimated using tax rates for a single filer using 2018 federal and state tax tables. Metro-specific taxes are not considered in calculations. This data is intended to be an estimate, not prescriptive financial or tax advice.

Quality of Life for Political Columnist

With a take-home pay of roughly $3,420/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $2,506/mo**, a Political Columnist would pay 73.28% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent.

** This rental cost was derived according to an online report at Apartment List
*** Average cost of living was acquired from Numbeo's Cost of Living Index

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