Writer (journalist) Salary in San Francisco, CA

How much does a Writer (journalist) in San Francisco, CA make?

The average Writer (journalist) in San Francisco, CA makes $80,000.

San Francisco Average

$80,000
$64,000$96,000
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$80,000
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U.S. Average

$80,000
$64,000$96,000
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$80,000
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The average writer-journalist in San Francisco, CA makes $80,000

Salary Ranges for Writer (journalist)s in San Francisco, CA US

The salaries of Writer (journalist)s in San Francisco, CA 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) in San Francisco, CA

For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 22% and an added California state tax of 9.3%. After the combined taxes have been taken out, Writer (journalist)s could expect to have a take-home pay of $62,016/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $2,584*.

* 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 $5,168/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $3,113/mo** in San Francisco, CA, a Writer (journalist) would pay 60.24% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent. The average income spent on cost of living excluding rent within San Francisco per month for an individual is $1,211 , and for a 4-person family $4,449***. This means for an individual, total cost of living is 83.67% of a Writer (journalist) in San Francisco's salary leaving $844 as discretionary income ; whereas for a family of 4, total cost of living is 146.33% of a Writer (journalist) in San Francisco's salary leaving $-2,394 as discretionary income. When considering cost of living, this places San Francisco, CA as 3rd out of the 3 largest nearby metros in terms of quality of life for Writer (journalist)s**.

** 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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