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How much does AP pay?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by L.B. Hooligan, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. L.B. Hooligan

    L.B. Hooligan New Member

    Just curious of how much does AP pay its writers and editors? Since they are AP I assume they pay pretty well (for the industry that is), but I could be wrong. Anybody have an idea or number?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Considerably better than all but the largest of papers...
  3. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Wrong board, newbie.
  4. I'm too lazy to google it at the moment, but the AP wire guild contract is posted online somewhere.
  5. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    the thread has been moved, so it's in the right place. anyone gonna give the kid an answer?
  6. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I would if I knew the answer.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Top reporter minimum at AP after 6 years is $1170/week

  8. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Which means, if you're an AP reporter working in a small non-coastal city, you're raking it in, thanks to a lower cost of living.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    But it's a lot of fucking work. Ask Alan Robinson (though he's not in a small non-coastal city).
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Trust me, clerk, the guy in Omaha ain't making what the guy in NY or LA is.
  11. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    I would also think people with specialty titles make more than those who don't. I.E. just because you cover sports doesn't mean you get the "sports writer" tag. National writers probably also make more than people at bureaus in less populated states.
  12. dragonfly

    dragonfly Member

    I don't know if I quite understand the chart of salaries spnited posted. does that mean that's starting pay at these places? Or is it the maximum pay at these places? I saw my place listed on the chart and that number is considerably higher than what I or anyone else I know of in sports is making.
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