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Journalist Average Salary in Morocco 2020

How much money does a Journalist make in Morocco?

Average Monthly Salary
23,300 MAD
( 280,000 MAD yearly)


A person working as a Journalist in Morocco typically earns around 23,300 MAD per month. Salaries range from 11,200 MAD (lowest) to 36,600 MAD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Journalist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Journalist Salary Distribution in Morocco

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Journalist salaries in Morocco range from 11,200 MAD per month (minimum salary) to 36,600 MAD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,300 MAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Journalist(s) are earning less than 24,300 MAD while the other half are earning more than 24,300 MAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Journalist(s) are earning less than 16,000 MAD while 75% of them are earning more than 16,000 MAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Journalist(s) are earning less than 31,600 MAD while 25% are earning more than 31,600 MAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Journalist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Journalist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Journalist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 13,100 MAD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 18,600 MAD per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 24,400 MAD per month, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Journalist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 30,000 MAD per month, 23% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 31,900 MAD per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 35,000 MAD per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Journalist average salary change by experience in Morocco

0 - 2 Years
13,100 MAD
2 - 5 Years+42%
18,600 MAD
5 - 10 Years+31%
24,400 MAD
10 - 15 Years+23%
30,000 MAD
15 - 20 Years+6%
31,900 MAD
20+ Years+10%
35,000 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Journalist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Journalist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Journalist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Journalist is 16,300 MAD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 18,800 MAD per month, 16% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 27,500 MAD per month, 46% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 33,800 MAD per month, 23% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Journalist average salary difference by education level in Morocco

High School
16,300 MAD
Certificate or Diploma+16%
18,800 MAD
Bachelor's Degree+46%
27,500 MAD
Master's Degree+23%
33,800 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Morocco costs anywhere from 121,000 Moroccan Dirham(s) to 362,000 Moroccan Dirham(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Journalist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Journalist employees in Morocco earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

22,500 MAD
25,300 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Morocco for all Careers

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Journalist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Morocco

How much are annual salary increments in Morocco for Journalist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Journalist(s) in Morocco are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Morocco / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Morocco is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Morocco for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Journalist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Morocco

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Morocco Journalist
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A Journalist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

44% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Journalist employees in Morocco earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
23,000 MAD
Public Sector+8%
24,900 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Journalist Salary Trend and Forecast in Morocco

How are Journalist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
20,900 MAD
Average Salary 2017+4%
21,700 MAD
Average Salary 2018+3%
22,300 MAD
Average Salary 2019+2%
22,900 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Journalist salaries in Morocco are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Journalist Average Hourly Wage in Morocco

130 MAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Morocco is 130 MAD. This means that the average Journalist in Morocco earns approximately 130 MAD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Journalist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Journalist and Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment monthly Morocco
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The average salary for Journalist is 2% more than that of Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment. Also, Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
3D Artist20,300 MAD-13%
3D Designer19,500 MAD-16%
3D Generalist19,800 MAD-15%
3D Visualization Specialist19,600 MAD-16%
Acrobatic Rigger18,000 MAD-23%
Actor30,600 MAD+31%
Associate Media Director23,600 MAD+1%
Associate Producer28,000 MAD+20%
Broadcast Associate17,300 MAD-26%
Broadcast News Analyst21,400 MAD-8%
Broadcast Technician15,500 MAD-34%
Broadcasting Journalist23,500 MAD+1%
Broadcasting Presenter28,700 MAD+23%
Camera Equipment Repairer14,200 MAD-39%
Cartoonist / Animator19,800 MAD-15%
CAS Engineer22,900 MAD-2%
Censorship Executive26,900 MAD+15%
Choreographer21,400 MAD-8%
Colorist14,100 MAD-40%
Communications Manager32,200 MAD+38%
Correspondent24,700 MAD+6%
Dance Director23,000 MAD-1%
Dancer19,200 MAD-18%
Director of Photography24,600 MAD+5%
Disc Jockey16,900 MAD-28%
Editorial Assistant15,600 MAD-33%
Events Manager21,100 MAD-10%
Graphic Designer14,700 MAD-37%
Illustrator17,800 MAD-24%
Instructional Designer17,800 MAD-24%
Journalist23,300 MAD-0%
Makeup Artist19,500 MAD-16%
Media Design Manager32,900 MAD+41%
Media Equipment Operator15,300 MAD-34%
Media Operations Manager29,700 MAD+27%
Media Producer23,800 MAD+2%
Media Product Development Manager33,600 MAD+44%
Media Program Director36,400 MAD+56%
Media Relations Manager33,300 MAD+43%
Media Sales Manager37,500 MAD+61%
Movement and Dance Coordinator23,400 MAD+0%
Multimedia Coordinator20,600 MAD-12%
Multimedia Designer17,200 MAD-26%
Music Consultant19,400 MAD-17%
Musician15,800 MAD-32%
News Associate19,000 MAD-19%
News Reporter27,200 MAD+17%
Producer33,800 MAD+45%
Product Designer17,200 MAD-26%
Production Artist20,400 MAD-13%
Production Assistant17,700 MAD-24%
Production Director27,600 MAD+18%
Production Technician14,900 MAD-36%
Program Researcher23,200 MAD-1%
Promotion Coordinator19,700 MAD-16%
Sound Engineer22,600 MAD-3%
Stage Technician15,300 MAD-34%
Sub Editor17,000 MAD-27%
Television Executive Producer39,900 MAD+71%
Transmission Engineer21,500 MAD-8%
Video Editor18,100 MAD-22%
Video Producer21,400 MAD-8%
Videographer19,200 MAD-18%
Visual Designer21,100 MAD-10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Agadir21,300 MAD
Casablanca25,900 MAD
Marrakech23,400 MAD
Rabat21,800 MAD
Tangier24,000 MAD
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