Reported figures on how much freelance journalists earn can differ widely.
More than half of freelance journalists surveyed by the NUJ in 2015 said they had suffered financial hardship, and almost 90 per cent said their rates had not increased in the past year.
Having said that, six-figure freelancers are not some mythical unicorn species, galloping through a forest of money trees.
“It’s interesting how freelancers and others operating alone have a wider range of reported salaries than those working as staffers within an organization,” wrote Julia Haslanger in her analysis of results from the Journo Salary Sharer tool she launched last year.
To help shed more light on how much freelance journalists earn, we’ve put together a survey with 15 quick questions (some of them optional!).
All responses are anonymous, and the results will be published on Journalism.co.uk in July.
Free daily newsletter
- 3 automated transcription tools for journalists
- What are the challenges and opportunities of philanthropic journalism funding in the UK?
- Advice from 18 news organisations to help you tailor your story pitches
- Die Zeit is using its Campus platform for students to get to know young readers better
- How much is a Facebook partnership worth?