SABEW conducting biz journalism salary survey
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers is conducting its second annual confidential survey of business journalists throughout the country to determine the pay for business reporters and editors in various positions.
The results of the survey will be made available to all SABEW members by the end of September, and the data will be updated annually to determine whether pay for business journalists is rising or falling, by how much, and what positions are seeing the biggest changes in compensation.
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“The salary survey is part of SABEW’s increasing focus on providing information and career services to its members,” said Kevin Noblet, SABEW’s president and managing editor at Dow Jones Newswires. “We hope this data will become useful for our members who want to compare their pay to others in the industry and who want to see where they stand.”
The 2010 informal survey, which received nearly 400 responses, discovered that business journalists in the United States make a median salary of $65,000 to $70,000. Reporters and editors in business journalism make more in the Northeast than any other geographic area, while the South has the lowest median salaries for reporters and editors. This year’s survey asks business journalists whether their salaries have risen or fallen, and by how much.
The survey results will be analyzed by SABEW’s research director, Chris Roush, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Walter E. Hussman Distinguished Scholar in Business Journalism. The results will be broken out among geographic areas in the country, as well as by position, by length of time on a job, and by experience.
For questions, about the survey, e-mail Roush at firstname.lastname@example.org.