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Highest Paying Industries for Reporters and Correspondents

The top 34 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $71,500, business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations is the highest paying industry for reporters and correspondents. It is followed by independent artists, writers, and performers industry (average annual salary $70,070). 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 reporters and correspondents in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 34 Highest Paying Industries for Reporters and Correspondents

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$71,500
50
2 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$70,070
80
3 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$61,510
190
4 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,510
190
5 Social Advocacy Organizations
$58,370
140
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$49,990
90
7 Other Information Services
$49,610
3,800
8 Educational Services - Privately owned
$49,380
100
9 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,520
30
10 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$46,740
330
11 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$45,620
200
12 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$43,810
100
13 Educational Services - State government owned
$42,830
110
14 Educational Services
$42,710
230
15 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$41,450
350
16 Telecommunications
$40,160
30
17 Employment Services
$39,900
80
18 Administrative and Support Services
$39,900
80
19 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,900
80
20 Television Broadcasting
$39,430
8,490
21 State government, including schools and hospitals
$38,940
160
22 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$38,700
11,180
23 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$38,590
10,850
24 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,160
70
25 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$37,860
250
26 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$36,680
120
27 Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,680
120
28 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$36,630
90
29 Radio Broadcasting
$36,610
2,370
30 Information
$35,820
41,110
31 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$33,510
25,960
32 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$33,510
25,970
33 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$33,330
50
34 Newspaper Publishers
$32,440
23,290
See also: Highest paying cities for reporters and correspondents.