Journalist Salary Information

Journalist salary information, income percentile, mortgage affordability and more.


How much does a journalist earn?

Annual salaries range from £16,644 to £40,620. Below is the full range of pay both before and after tax:

Pre-tax £16,644
(£1,387 p/mth)
(£1,994 p/mth)
(£3,385 p/mth)
Pre-tax Income Percentile 24th 51st 80th
Post-tax £14,856
(£1,238 p/mth)
(£1,651 p/mth)
(£2,597 p/mth)
Post-tax Income Percentile 20th 44th 74th
Percentage Tax Deduction 11% 17% 23%

Journalists conduct investigations and create press articles. These articles are published online or in newspapers and magazines.

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Below are the range of mortgages typically affordable for a single applicant journalist:

average gross salary£16,644£23,930£40,625
max mortgage£74,898£107,685£182,813
deposit paid£8,322£11,965£20,313
max purchase price£83,220£119,650£203,126
mortgage repayment p.mth (2.5%|25yr)£340£489£829

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