Online Journalists Paid Well, Survey Says
A new salary survey (http://www.mediabistro.com/salarysurvey/) available on MediaBistro.com offers good news for online journalists in the U.S.
Salaries for new-media types compare very favorably with those in advertising, public relations, and marketing. They blow away the newspaper, magazine, radio, and television salaries for all but the national media in the Northeast.
The survey shows that the median salary for online/new-media personnel ranges from $53,000 in the South and Midwest to $60,000 in the West and Northeast.
The survey was conducted December 7, 2004, to March 4, 2005, as a poll on MediaBistro, and it received more than 15,000 responses. Access to the results is free until June 11.