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 areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,450
25th Percentile Wage
$30,070
50th Percentile Wage
$40,760
75th Percentile Wage
$56,900
90th Percentile Wage
$74,280

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 $74,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of reporters and correspondents from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,760
5.74% 6.16%
2016
$38,420
1.04% -
2015
$38,020
4.71% -
2014
$36,230
-4.91% -
2013
$38,010
-0.63% -
2012
$38,250
- -

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 $47,120. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Florida is Cape Coral-Fort Myers with a median annual salary of $47,120. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (mean annual salary $46,550). The lowest paying area is Gainesville with a median annual salary of $22,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$47,120
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$46,550
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$43,970
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$42,640
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$41,410
Port St Lucie
$41,020
Jacksonville
$40,870
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$40,610
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$40,250
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$38,880
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$38,540
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$37,730
Tallahassee
$36,400
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$36,340
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$33,060
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$33,020
Gainesville
$22,760




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