2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Reporters collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Reporters and Correspondents with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,510 to $32,160 per year or $12 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Reporters and Correspondents to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$61||$127,370|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$39||$80,950|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$24||$49,300|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$15||$32,160|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$12||$25,510|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Reporter and Correspondent is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Reporters are in the states of DC, NY, GA, CA and VA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Grantmaking and Giving Services||$112470||$54.07|
|Other Information Services||$76400||$36.73|
|Radio and Television Broadcasting||$72880||$35.04|
|Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services||$63990||$30.77|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||$58740||$28.24|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$58510||$28.13|
|Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers||$53410||$25.68|
|Motion Picture and Video Industries||$||$*|
|Cable and Other Subscription Programming||$||$*|