Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Journalists in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 6,536 Journalists currently employed in the United States.
- 53.4% of all Journalists are women, while 46.6% are men.
- The average age of an employed Journalist is 41 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of Journalists is White (70.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.0%) and Asian (8.5%).
- The majority of Journalists are located in NY, New York and DC, Washington.
- Journalists are most in-demand in San Antonio, TX.
- Journalists are paid an average annual salary of $55,774.
- The Technology industry is the highest-paying for Journalists.
- Cincinnati, OH pays an annual average wage of $75,040, the highest in the US.
- Journalists average starting salary is $35,000.
- In 2021, women earned 100% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid Journalists earn as much as $87,000 or more.
- 13% of all Journalists are LGBT.
- New York is the best state for Journalists to live.
- Journalists are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.
Journalist Statistics By Gender
Among Journalists, 53.4% of them are women compared to 46.6% which are men.
- Female, 53.4%
- Male, 46.6%
Journalists By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Journalist
Women Earn 100¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Journalist Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the Journalist position over time.
Journalist Gender By Year
Journalist Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Public Address Announcer and Track Announcer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Public Address Announcer||93%||7%|
Journalist Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among Journalists is White, which makes up 70.8% of all Journalists. Comparatively, there are 12.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.5% of the Asian ethnicity.
- White, 70.8%
- Hispanic or Latino, 12.0%
- Asian, 8.5%
- Black or African American, 5.4%
- Unknown, 3.0%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%
|Hispanic or Latino||12.0%|
|Black or African American||5.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.3%|
Journalist Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Journalists.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Journalist Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Journalist Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$62,030|
|Hispanic or Latino||$57,357|
Average Age of a Journalist
We determined the average age of Journalists based on ethnicity and gender.
Journalist Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||42.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||33||33|
Journalist Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of Journalist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Journalists is 40+ years old, which represents 49% of the population.
Types of Journalist Degree Levels
The most common degree for Journalists is Bachelor's Degree 74% of Journalists earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 11% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 8%.
- Bachelors, 74%
- Masters, 11%
- Associate, 8%
- High School Diploma, 3%
- Other Degrees, 4%
Journalists By Education
|High School Diploma||3%|
Journalist Jobs You Might Like
Journalist Wage Gap By Education
Journalist Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Journalists. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Journalists is the Media industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Journalists.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Journalist Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||13%|
|50 - 100 employees||2%|
|100 - 500 employees||15%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||18%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||42%|
|> 10,000 employees||10%|
The Types Of Companies Journalist Work In
Employees with the Journalist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Journalists prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.
Journalist Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Journalists
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Journalists. Those industries include Media, Government and Manufacturing.
Journalist Turnover And Employment Statistics
Journalist Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Journalists changed.
- Unemployment rate
Journalist Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Journalist Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Journalist Stay in a Job
By looking over 8,964 Journalists resumes, we figured out that the average Journalist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.
Less than one year
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||29%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Journalists with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Journalists.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Technical Writer Lead||10.15%||101,359|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Journalists
The most common foreign language among Journalists is Spanish at 37.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 14.7% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 8.1%.
- Spanish, 37.0%
- French, 14.7%
- Chinese, 8.1%
- Mandarin, 6.9%
- German, 5.3%
- Other, 28.0%
Journalist Languages Spoken