Almost Half of Freelance Business Journos Polled Say Their Salaries Have Risen

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A big change since last year when a poll conducted by the Society of American Business Writers and Editors showed that most freelance business journalists were making $25,000 to $30,000 a year. The typical freelance business journalist now makes between $30,000 and $35,000. A few are making more, though&$151;a lot more: six respondents said they were making six figures.

“These results are encouraging for business journalists who rely on various media organizations for a living,” Kevin Noblet, SABEW’s president, said in a statement. “It confirms that industry conditions are improving, helping freelancers across the country.”

Nearly three-fourths of the survey respondents said they were still making less than when employed by a newsroom, but almost the same amount (seven in 10) said they didn’t want to go back to full-time work. Guess the perks of working from home and setting their own hours were just too awesome.