What is the salary of a full time journalist in your local market?

We are considering hiring a full-time news writer / journalist for our tech publication, however given the budget constraints, we can afford North American-based professionals for a limited volume of work so far.

That made us wonder what are the average full-time salaries in your local market (think at least 3-4 years experience, respectable business/technology magazine or an online media organization, traditional 8-hour work day)? What salary level is considered very desirable? The one…

What is the salary of a full time journalist in your local market?