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Columnist/Commentator Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$41,672 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Columnist/Commentator is $41,672 a year and $20 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Columnist/Commentator is between $31,795 and $49,770. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • 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 New York-Manhattan, New York, 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:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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