Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for reporters and correspondents in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of reporters and correspondents amongst Florida cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Reporters and Correspondents in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,000
25th Percentile Wage
$28,470
50th Percentile Wage
$38,420
75th Percentile Wage
$53,560
90th Percentile Wage
$72,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.06
25th Percentile Wage
$13.69
50th Percentile Wage
$18.47
75th Percentile Wage
$25.75
90th Percentile Wage
$34.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.81. The median hourly salary is $18.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.06.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of reporters and correspondents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,4201.04%0.44%
201538,0204.71%-
201436,230-4.91%-
201338,010-0.63%-
201238,250--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Reporters and Correspondents in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Florida ranges from $22,760 to $44,560. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Florida is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford with a median annual salary of $44,560. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $44,050). The lowest paying area is Gainesville with a median annual salary of $22,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$44,560
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$44,050
Jacksonville
$42,100
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$41,170
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$40,000
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$38,880
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$38,830
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$36,690
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$35,620
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$35,390
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$33,020
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$30,450
Gainesville
$22,760



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