Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey - 2019 Input Forms Available


This annual confidential survey is the industry standard in compensation planning. Learn if your compensation is in line with your peers. NICS provides pay ranges, base pay averages and medians as well as total direct compensation and medians — all sorted by circulation and presented in regional breakouts. Inland can also provide custom reports from its big database, with information from approximately one-third of U.S. dailies. NICS is recognized as the most complete and reliable in the industry.

2019 NICS mini survey

NICS Deadlines:

The final deadline for participating in 2019 has passed. Submissions are now closed. 

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If you're interested in participating in NICS, contact Carley Lintz at or 847-795-0380.

2019 Instructions

2019 Weekly Input Form

2019 NICS Group Input Forms

2019 NICS Daily Input Forms