This article analyzes the reality of wages for Chilean journalists, the importance they place on wages, their levels of satisfaction, and the effects of individual and contextual factors on how much they earn for their work. The figures show the salaries of Chilean journalists are low in relation to other media professionals and compared to other professions. Pay satisfaction levels also are quite low. Nevertheless, the results indicate that salary is one of the two aspects journalists give more importance to in their work. The study also demonstrates that professional experience, level of hierarchy, region, job satisfaction, working hours, the type of journalistic medium and having multiple jobs are the factors that have the greatest influence on the salary of Chilean journalists.
|Translated title of the contribution||The characteristics and factors determining the wage situation of journalists in Chile|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2013|