Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for reporters and correspondents in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of reporters and correspondents amongst Georgia 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 Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,900
25th Percentile Wage
$29,740
50th Percentile Wage
$42,240
75th Percentile Wage
$74,150
90th Percentile Wage
$105,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,900.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$42,240
4.24% 3.39%
2015
$40,450
-2.97% -
2014
$41,650
7.56% -
2013
$38,500
-6.00% -
2012
$40,810
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Georgia ranges from $23,580 to $65,980. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $65,980. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Savannah (mean annual salary $40,610). The lowest paying area is Albany with a median annual salary of $23,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$65,980
Savannah
$40,610
Athens-Clarke County
$34,720
Macon
$31,200
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$30,260
Columbus
$30,240
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$27,030
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$26,830
Albany
$23,580




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