Many potential employers will ask you for a desired salary or salary range as part of an application or during the interview.
The University of Georgia's annual survey of journalism/mass communication grads finds that the job market in the second half of 2007 and the first half of 2008 remained largely unchanged from a year earlier. On October 31, 2007, 63.3% of journalism grads had a full-time job -- nearly identical to the 2006 survey. The median salary earned by 2007 bachelor's degree recipients was $30,000, the same median salary earned by 2006 bachelor's degree recipients. The average reporter starting salary in jobs under guild control is slightly higher at $31,980.00.
The median salary for master's degree recipients in 2007 was $40,000 -- $2,000 higher than a year earlier. Please note that it is advised for journalism graduates to have at least a year of professional experience before applying to graduate school in journalism.
The following sites regularly review salaries in journalism jobs:
Radio-Television & News Directors Association
U.S. Dept. of Labor