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Highest Paying Cities for Reporters and Correspondents

The top 100 highest paying cities for reporters and correspondents (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of reporters and correspondents in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $74,320, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia is the highest paying city for reporters and correspondents. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia (average annual salary $71,130). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of reporters and correspondents in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Reporters and Correspondents

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$74,320
2,410
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$71,130
2,560
3 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$70,180
300
4 Manchester, New Hampshire
$66,770
100
5 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$66,180
3,890
6 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$65,980
520
7 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$64,260
4,200
8 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$62,710
510
9 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$60,590
50
10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$56,140
210
11 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$55,650
290
12 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$55,620
400
13 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$55,570
410
14 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$55,170
2,770
15 Modesto, California
$54,710
30
16 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$54,600
460
17 Pueblo, Colorado
$54,400
30
18 Akron, Ohio
$52,720
60
19 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$52,070
140
20 Bloomington, Indiana
$51,970
40
21 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$51,960
430
22 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$51,760
130
23 Rochester, New York
$51,510
60
24 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$51,210
200
25 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$51,140
390
26 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$50,980
200
27 Erie, Pennsylvania
$50,680
30
28 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$50,350
680
29 Kansas City, Missouri
$50,280
260
30 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$48,740
150
31 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$48,310
130
32 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$48,030
70
33 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$47,890
230
34 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$47,580
600
35 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$47,120
120
36 Worcester, Massachusetts
$46,950
60
37 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$46,780
1,680
38 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$46,710
840
39 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$46,580
170
40 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$46,550
430
41 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$46,050
1,790
42 Wausau, Wisconsin
$46,030
n/a
43 Honolulu, Hawaii
$45,760
100
44 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$45,750
120
45 Mobile, Alabama
$45,750
30
46 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$45,750
110
47 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$45,260
170
48 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$45,170
620
49 Anchorage, Alaska
$44,680
50
50 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$44,450
60
51 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$44,390
190
52 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$44,340
n/a
53 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$44,320
350
54 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$44,250
340
55 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$44,170
210
56 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$43,970
160
57 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$43,440
110
58 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$43,370
400
59 Syracuse, New York
$43,220
60
60 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$42,910
170
61 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$42,890
40
62 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$42,850
80
63 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$42,640
370
64 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$42,430
60
65 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$42,190
170
66 Fresno, California
$42,060
120
67 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$41,770
310
68 Salem, Oregon
$41,700
50
69 Roanoke, Virginia
$41,590
50
70 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$41,410
630
71 Salinas, California
$41,390
30
72 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$41,320
390
73 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$41,300
230
74 Urban Honolulu, USA
$41,190
70
75 Yakima, Washington
$41,140
30
76 Nashua, New Hampshire
$41,050
70
77 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$41,040
40
78 Port St Lucie, Florida
$41,020
n/a
79 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$40,960
80
80 Jacksonville, Florida
$40,870
90
81 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$40,610
380
82 Savannah, Georgia
$40,610
30
83 Stockton, California
$40,590
50
84 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$40,500
200
85 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$40,490
30
86 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$40,410
120
87 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$40,250
n/a
88 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$40,250
90
89 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$40,070
310
90 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$40,020
250
91 Tucson, Arizona
$39,810
100
92 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$39,640
190
93 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$39,610
130
94 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$39,550
40
95 Wichita, Kansas
$39,420
80
96 Columbia, South Carolina
$39,230
100
97 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$39,070
130
98 South Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$38,880
30
99 Camden, New Jersey
$38,850
40
100 Columbus, Ohio
$38,830
220
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