Writer (journalist) Salary

How much does a Writer (journalist) make?

The average Writer (journalist) in the US makes $80,000. Writer (journalist)s make the most in San Francisco at $80,000, averaging total compensation 0% greater than the US average.

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The average writer-journalist in the US makes $80,000

Salary Ranges for Writer (journalist)s

The salaries of Writer (journalist)s in the US range from $64,000 to $96,000 , with a median salary of $80,000 . The middle 67% of Writer (journalist)s makes $80,000, with the top 67% making $96,000.

How much tax will you have to pay as a Writer (journalist)

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, Writer (journalist)s could expect to have a take-home pay of $66,461/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $2,769*.

* 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 Writer (journalist)

With a take-home pay of roughly $5,538/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $2,506/mo**, a Writer (journalist) would pay 45.25% 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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