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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 $73,400, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia is the highest paying city for reporters and correspondents. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $73,270). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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, District of Columbia
$73,400
3,010
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$73,270
2,880
3 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$67,670
490
4 Manchester, New Hampshire
$66,770
100
5 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$65,650
130
6 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$63,800
300
7 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$60,590
50
8 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$60,530
330
9 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$60,520
150
10 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$58,890
570
11 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$56,600
690
12 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$55,450
3,630
13 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$55,170
2,770
14 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$53,370
310
15 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$53,010
320
16 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$52,220
400
17 Bloomington, Indiana
$51,970
40
18 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$51,950
410
19 Syracuse, New York
$51,550
90
20 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$51,460
300
21 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$50,980
180
22 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$49,860
100
23 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$48,450
160
24 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$48,030
70
25 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$47,180
180
26 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$47,090
880
27 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$47,010
500
28 Akron, Ohio
$46,790
60
29 Honolulu, Hawaii
$45,760
100
30 Mobile, Alabama
$45,750
30
31 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$45,750
120
32 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$45,590
170
33 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$44,950
140
34 Anchorage, Alaska
$44,680
60
35 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$44,560
390
36 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$44,450
60
37 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$44,200
230
38 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$44,170
210
39 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$44,050
100
40 Kansas City, Missouri
$43,720
290
41 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$43,610
50
42 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$43,320
120
43 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$43,290
110
44 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$43,230
400
45 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$42,800
1,510
46 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$42,490
300
47 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$42,440
80
48 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$42,430
60
49 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$42,280
140
50 Jacksonville, Florida
$42,100
120
51 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$42,010
450
52 Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$41,870
50
53 Richmond, Virginia
$41,700
30
54 Rochester, New York
$41,550
60
55 Salinas, California
$41,390
30
56 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$41,340
540
57 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$41,170
370
58 Fresno, California
$41,040
140
59 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$40,960
80
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$40,830
90
61 Salem, Oregon
$40,730
50
62 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$40,670
70
63 Savannah, Georgia
$40,610
30
64 Stockton, California
$40,590
50
65 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$40,540
290
66 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$40,470
80
67 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$40,220
190
68 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$40,000
590
69 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$39,640
370
70 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$39,550
40
71 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$39,380
60
72 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$39,040
720
73 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$39,020
120
74 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$39,020
120
75 Tucson, Arizona
$38,920
100
76 South Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$38,880
30
77 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$38,830
390
78 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$38,800
40
79 Camden, New Jersey
$38,580
70
80 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$38,430
40
81 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$38,420
100
82 Asheville, North Carolina
$38,410
70
83 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$38,330
130
84 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$37,890
70
85 Wichita, Kansas
$37,800
150
86 Charleston, West Virginia
$37,710
100
87 Lafayette, Indiana
$37,660
70
88 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$37,620
180
89 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$37,560
1,540
90 El Paso, Texas
$37,550
50
91 Spokane, Washington
$37,520
70
92 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$37,420
320
93 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$37,320
60
94 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$37,270
150
95 Provo-Orem, Utah
$37,150
n/a
96 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$37,090
230
97 Columbia, South Carolina
$37,010
100
98 Salt Lake City, Utah
$36,900
180
99 Springfield, Massachusetts
$36,780
120
100 Evansville, Kentucky
$36,750
70
See also: Highest paying industries for reporters and correspondents.