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Journalist Salary in India

based on 671 latest salaries

Average Annual Salary

4.1 Lakhs

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Estimated Take Home Salary

21,498 - ₹ 23,139

Journalist salary in India ranges between ₹ 0.5 Lakhs to ₹ 9.0 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 4.1 Lakhs. Salary estimates are based on 671 latest salaries received from Journalists.

Last Updated: 10 Apr, 2024

Salaries in different departments

Content, Editorial & Journalism
Journalist Salary
0 - 12 years exp. (273 salaries)
4.1 Lakhs

₹0.6 L/yr - ₹9 L/yr

Media Production & Entertainment
Journalist Salary
0 - 11 years exp. (32 salaries)
2.9 Lakhs

₹1.4 L/yr - ₹5.5 L/yr

Marketing & Communication
Journalist Salary
1 - 11 years exp. (14 salaries)
3.3 Lakhs

₹1 L/yr - ₹5.6 L/yr

Customer Success, Service & Operations
Journalist Salary
1 - 6 years exp. (6 salaries)
2.4 Lakhs

₹1 L/yr - ₹5 L/yr

BFSI, Investments & Trading
Journalist Salary
0 - 8 years exp. (5 salaries)
5 Lakhs

₹1.2 L/yr - ₹6 L/yr

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Average Annual Salary by Experience

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Journalist salary in India with less than 1 year of experience to 12 years ranges from ₹ 0.5 Lakhs to ₹ 9.0 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 4.1 Lakhs based on 671 latest salaries.

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Top Skills for Journalists

based on 266 jobs

Skills

Jobs demanding the skill

1

Journalism

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Social Media

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Content Writing

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Editing

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5

Research

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Companies for Journalist in India

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Company Name Avg Annual Salary
0 - 15 yrs exp. (10 salaries)

2.9 Lakhs

₹0.2 L/yr - ₹8 L/yr

1 - 7 yrs exp. (7 salaries)

7.1 Lakhs

₹2.1 L/yr - ₹12.7 L/yr

0 - 5 yrs exp. (7 salaries)

1.8 Lakh

₹1.2 L/yr - ₹2 L/yr

1 - 5 yrs exp. (7 salaries)

2.6 Lakhs

₹2 L/yr - ₹3 L/yr

3 - 14 yrs exp. (7 salaries)

3.4 Lakhs

₹2.3 L/yr - ₹4.7 L/yr

2 - 14 yrs exp. (6 salaries)

3.9 Lakhs

₹1.5 L/yr - ₹7.3 L/yr

2 - 12 yrs exp. (6 salaries)

2.7 Lakhs

₹1.2 L/yr - ₹7 L/yr

5 - 11 yrs exp. (6 salaries)

9.2 Lakhs

₹8 L/yr - ₹10.6 L/yr

3 - 15 yrs exp. (6 salaries)

7.4 Lakhs

₹4 L/yr - ₹13.3 L/yr

0 - 3 yrs exp. (6 salaries)

2 Lakhs

₹0.5 L/yr - ₹4.5 L/yr

Frequently Asked Questions about Journalist Salaries

What is the salary of a Journalist in India?
Average salary for a Journalist in India is 4.1 Lakhs per year (₹34.3k per month). Salary estimates are based on 671 latest salaries received from various Journalists across industries.
What is the starting salary for a Journalist in India?
Average starting Salary for Journalist in India is around ₹0.5 Lakh per year (₹4.2k per month). No prior experience is required to be a Journalist.
What is the highest salary for a Journalist in India?
Highest salary that a Journalist can earn is ₹9.0 Lakhs per year (₹75.0k per month).
How does Journalist Salary in India change with experience?
An Entry Level Journalist with less than three years of experience earns an average salary of ₹2.9 Lakhs per year. A mid-career Journalist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of ₹4.7 Lakhs per year, while an experienced Journalist with 10-20 years of experience earns an average salary of ₹5.3 Lakhs per year.
What are the top paying industries for Journalist in India?
What are the top paying cities for Journalist in India?
What are the popular/top skills required to become a Journalist?
These are the top skills of a Journalist based on 266 jobs posted by employers.
  • Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Content Writing
  • Editing
  • Research