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Journalist Average Salary in Egypt 2023

How much money does a Journalist make in Egypt?


Average Monthly Salary
9,980 EGP
( 120,000 EGP yearly)

LOW
4,690
EGP
AVERAGE
9,980
EGP
HIGH
15,800
EGP

A person working as a Journalist in Egypt typically earns around 9,980 EGP per month. Salaries range from 4,690 EGP (lowest) to 15,800 EGP (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 Egypt

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

  • Salary Range

    Journalist salaries in Egypt range from 4,690 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 15,800 EGP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,600 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Journalist(s) are earning less than 10,600 EGP while the other half are earning more than 10,600 EGP. 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 6,870 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 6,870 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Journalist(s) are earning less than 14,000 EGP while 25% are earning more than 14,000 EGP.


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 5,410 EGP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,460 EGP per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,600 EGP per month, 42% 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 12,900 EGP per month, 22% 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 13,700 EGP 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 14,900 EGP per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Journalist average salary change by experience in Egypt

0 - 2 Years
5,410 EGP
2 - 5 Years+38%
7,460 EGP
5 - 10 Years+42%
10,600 EGP
10 - 15 Years+22%
12,900 EGP
15 - 20 Years+6%
13,700 EGP
20+ Years+9%
14,900 EGP
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 6,690 EGP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,800 EGP per month, 17% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,300 EGP per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 14,900 EGP per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Journalist average salary difference by education level in Egypt

High School
6,690 EGP
Certificate or Diploma+17%
7,800 EGP
Bachelor's Degree+45%
11,300 EGP
Master's Degree+31%
14,900 EGP
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 Egypt costs anywhere from 46,000 Egyptian Pound(s) to 138,000 Egyptian Pound(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 Egypt earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
10,800 EGP
Female-14%
9,330 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Egypt for all Careers

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Journalist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Egypt

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

Journalist

Journalist(s) in Egypt 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.

Egypt / All Professions

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 Egypt is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Egypt for the year 2022. 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 Egypt

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Egypt 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.

43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Journalist Average Hourly Wage in Egypt


58 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt is 58 EGP. This means that the average Journalist in Egypt earns approximately 58 EGP 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 Egypt
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The average salary for Journalist is 18% more than that of Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment. Also, Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries are 8% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
3D Artist7,790 EGP-22%
3D Designer7,330 EGP-27%
3D Generalist6,760 EGP-32%
3D Visualization Specialist8,340 EGP-16%
Acrobatic Rigger5,350 EGP-46%
Actor10,800 EGP+8%
Associate Media Director8,840 EGP-11%
Associate Producer11,700 EGP+17%
Broadcast Associate5,640 EGP-44%
Broadcast News Analyst8,490 EGP-15%
Broadcast Technician5,140 EGP-49%
Broadcasting Journalist10,000 EGP+0%
Broadcasting Presenter10,200 EGP+2%
Camera Equipment Repairer5,370 EGP-46%
Cartoonist / Animator7,720 EGP-23%
CAS Engineer8,830 EGP-12%
Censorship Executive9,470 EGP-5%
Choreographer7,370 EGP-26%
Colorist4,230 EGP-58%
Communications Manager11,800 EGP+18%
Correspondent8,870 EGP-11%
Dance Director8,610 EGP-14%
Dancer7,390 EGP-26%
Director of Photography8,460 EGP-15%
Disc Jockey5,170 EGP-48%
Editorial Assistant4,420 EGP-56%
Events Manager8,510 EGP-15%
Graphic Designer5,700 EGP-43%
Illustrator6,240 EGP-37%
Instructional Designer5,110 EGP-49%
Journalist9,980 EGP-0%
Makeup Artist5,770 EGP-42%
Media Design Manager14,200 EGP+42%
Media Equipment Operator4,490 EGP-55%
Media Operations Manager11,400 EGP+14%
Media Producer10,900 EGP+9%
Media Product Development Manager14,300 EGP+43%
Media Program Director16,100 EGP+61%
Media Relations Manager14,600 EGP+46%
Media Sales Manager16,500 EGP+65%
Movement and Dance Coordinator8,560 EGP-14%
Multimedia Coordinator5,450 EGP-45%
Multimedia Designer5,820 EGP-42%
Music Consultant7,520 EGP-25%
Musician6,250 EGP-37%
News Associate7,850 EGP-21%
News Reporter10,000 EGP+0%
Producer13,900 EGP+39%
Product Designer5,300 EGP-47%
Production Artist7,590 EGP-24%
Production Assistant5,080 EGP-49%
Production Director11,300 EGP+13%
Production Technician4,950 EGP-50%
Program Researcher8,690 EGP-13%
Promotion Coordinator6,760 EGP-32%
Sound Engineer7,400 EGP-26%
Stage Technician4,210 EGP-58%
Sub Editor5,220 EGP-48%
Television Executive Producer16,800 EGP+68%
Transmission Engineer8,130 EGP-19%
Video Editor6,360 EGP-36%
Video Producer7,950 EGP-20%
Videographer7,770 EGP-22%
Visual Designer8,000 EGP-20%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Alexandria10,500 EGP
Cairo11,400 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh8,870 EGP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,900 EGP
Public Sector+6%
9,440 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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