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News that isn't news to us...Forbes: Local media pay is low

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by spikechiquet, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Well...duh! Most of the numbers are for TV, but they translate to all media really.


    Most jobs I have had have been in the $20-25K range. I started in TV in 2000 at $16,600 though.
  2. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    This just in: shit smells bad.
  3. SpockPuppet

    SpockPuppet New Member

    If I were human, I believe my response would be: "Go to hell". If I were human.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Bear shits in woods. Film at 11.
  5. Canuck Pappy

    Canuck Pappy Member

    I worked as a tax preparer as a side job for many years. I used to do the taxes of the television "celebrities" in my town. I was surprised that the salaries were so low. Almost as bad as print if not worse. Another one that surprised me was lawyers. I thought lawyers made good coin, but a lot of them only pull in 30-50K a year. Not the ones in big firms but the ones from small firms and that work independently.
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    I happened across my tax returns from the last 8 years. I can't believe my wife didn't leave me in the first 4 years of our marriage! The most I made was a tad more than $16K working "part time" (ie. 35-40 hours, but no bennies and paid hourly) at a TV station.
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Normally, the print people earn a little more than the TV. Reasoning is the work is harder and not as much glamour.
  8. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised my wife hasn't done the same recently. She's climbing the ladder and recently took a job making twice what I made as a reporter. She's still a class away from getting her associates degree.
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