Journalists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5123  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Journalists research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media. Journalists are employed by radio and television networks and stations, newspapers and magazines. Journalists may also work on a freelance basis.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Anchorman/woman
  • Art Critic
  • Book Critic
  • Book Reviewer
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Chronicler
  • Columnist
  • Commentator
  • Correspondent
  • Critic
  • Culinary Journalist
  • Cyberjournalist
  • Cyberreporter
  • Drama Critic
  • Entertainment Columnist
  • Fashion Columnist
  • Feature Reporter
  • Field Reporter
  • Film Critic
  • Financial Reporter
  • Foreign Affairs Reporter
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Headline Writer
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Law Reporter
  • Literary Critic
  • Movie Critic
  • Multimedia Information Trader
  • Music Critic
  • Music Reviewer
  • Netsurfer
  • Network Reporter
  • News Analyst
  • News Analyst - Broadcasting
  • News Commentator
  • News Commentator - Broadcasting
  • News Correspondent
  • News Reporter
  • News Writer - International Broadcasting
  • Newscast Correspondent
  • Newspaper Correspondent
  • Newspaper Critic
  • Newspaper Editorial Writer
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Newspaper Writer
  • On-line Chronicler
  • On-line Columnist
  • Political Analyst - Radio Or Television
  • Political Columnist
  • Political Reporter
  • Press Reporter
  • Program Researcher - Radio Or Television
  • Radio Commentator
  • Radio Researcher
  • Reporter
  • Society Columnist
  • Society Journalist
  • Society Reporter
  • Sports Columnist
  • Sports Reporter
  • Sports Writer - Journalism
  • Staff Writer - Newspaper
  • Stock Market Reporter
  • Television News Anchorperson
  • Television Researcher
  • Theatre Critic
  • Book Reviewer
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Columnist
  • Correspondent
  • Cyberjournalist
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Network Reporter
  • News Commentator
  • Newspaper Critic
  • Reporter

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for journalists.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $32,769
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $39,701
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for journalists.

Gender Median Income
Male $39,701
Female $40,877
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (4 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for journalists.

$29,250.00
Lowest Observed
$100,000.00
Highest Observed
$29,250.00
25th Percentile
$58,312.50
Average
$52,000.00
Median
$63,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for journalists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 40
25 to 34 years 100
35 to 44 years 50
45 to 54 years 50
55 to 64 years 60
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 10
Total 320
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 165
Part Time 145
Total 310
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 185
Female 130
Total 320
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 235
Self Employed 75
Total 320
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 295
Unemployed 20
Total 320
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 30
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 60
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 210
Total 310
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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