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Highest Paying Industries for News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents

The top 35 highest paying industries for news analysts, 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $73,300, independent artists, writers, and performers is the highest paying industry for news analysts, reporters and correspondents. It is followed by business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations industry (average annual salary $70,940). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of news analysts, reporters and correspondents in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 35 Highest Paying Industries for News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$73,300
90
2 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$70,940
50
3 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$61,960
190
4 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,960
190
5 Social Advocacy Organizations
$58,370
140
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$52,000
120
7 Educational Services - Privately owned
$51,380
120
8 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$49,890
560
9 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$49,670
300
10 Other Information Services
$49,570
3,870
11 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$48,250
190
12 Educational Services
$47,630
340
13 Educational Services - State government owned
$47,560
200
14 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,650
50
15 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$46,180
80
16 Telecommunications
$46,180
90
17 Television Broadcasting
$44,850
11,320
18 State government, including schools and hospitals
$44,250
240
19 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$43,210
15,120
20 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,070
370
21 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$43,010
14,550
22 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$41,230
340
23 Employment Services
$39,900
80
24 Administrative and Support Services
$39,900
80
25 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,900
80
26 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,110
70
27 Radio Broadcasting
$37,800
3,230
28 Information
$36,990
45,250
29 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$36,930
90
30 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$36,750
120
31 Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,750
120
32 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$33,570
26,040
33 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$33,560
26,030
34 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$33,330
50
35 Newspaper Publishers
$32,490
23,350