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Columnist/Commentator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,583 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$631

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Columnist/Commentator is $37,583 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Columnist/Commentator is between $28,675 and $44,887. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Analyzes news and writes column or commentary, based on personal knowledge and experience with subject matter, for publication or broadcast: gathers information and develops subject perspective through research, interview, experience, and attendance at functions, such as political conventions, news meetings, sports events, and social activities.
  • Analyzes and interprets information to formulate and outline story idea.
  • Selects material most pertinent to presentation, organizes material into acceptable media form and format, and writes column or commentary.
  • Records commentary or presents commentary live when working in broadcast medium.
  • May be required to develop material to fit media time or space requirements.
  • May analyze current news items and be designated news analyst.
  • May be designated according to medium worked in as columnist; commentator.
  • May specialize in particular field, such as sports, fashion, society, or politics.
  • May analyze topics chosen by publication or broadcast facility editorial board.
  • May enter information into computer to prepare commentaries.
Columnist/Commentator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Reporters and Correspondents

Job family population: 38,790

Estimated population of Columnist/Commentator jobs: 7,301

Rate of error: 2.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,569
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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