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Highest Paying States for Reporters and Correspondents

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $79,710, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for reporters and correspondents. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $56,280). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Reporters and Correspondents

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$79,710
$38,560 2,390
2 Maryland
$56,280
$29,250 410
3 New York
$52,610
$26,810 4,050
4 New Jersey
$47,840
$24,310 1,080
5 Massachusetts
$44,680
$25,890 1,060
6 Colorado
$43,840
$25,170 580
7 Louisiana
$42,560
$22,700 440
8 Nevada
$42,490
$24,880 270
9 Georgia
$42,240
$20,900 980
10 Alaska
$41,730
$32,810 120
11 Hawaii
$41,730
$18,810 100
12 California
$40,970
$26,410 3,490
13 Minnesota
$40,810
$24,930 760
14 Oregon
$39,800
$26,370 580
15 Virginia
$39,300
$25,710 760
16 Arizona
$38,970
$26,080 620
17 Delaware
$38,450
$21,960 110
18 Florida
$38,420
$23,000 2,270
19 Utah
$37,370
$18,890 310
20 Michigan
$37,080
$21,850 1,350
21 Connecticut
$36,800
$23,560 290
22 Puerto Rico
$36,730
$18,010 330
23 Pennsylvania
$35,960
$20,170 1,510
24 Rhode Island
$35,800
$23,820 120
25 Washington
$35,360
$23,520 760
26 Indiana
$34,810
$23,570 890
27 Maine
$34,140
$22,760 190
28 Vermont
$34,110
$26,370 140
29 Kentucky
$33,900
$20,890 630
30 West Virginia
$33,510
$19,460 330
31 South Carolina
$32,670
$18,910 460
32 Kansas
$32,310
$20,740 490
33 Oklahoma
$31,510
$21,190 480
34 Wisconsin
$31,500
$22,300 950
35 Iowa
$31,380
$19,340 800
36 Illinois
$31,340
$19,400 1,480
37 Missouri
$31,110
$19,470 480
38 North Carolina
$31,020
$21,440 1,090
39 Ohio
$30,990
$19,950 1,640
40 New Mexico
$30,750
$20,560 180
41 Texas
$30,670
$20,250 1,890
42 Alabama
$30,550
$20,090 430
43 New Hampshire
$30,430
$26,170 230
44 Tennessee
$29,530
$19,900 690
45 Mississippi
$28,530
$18,430 230
46 South Dakota
$28,510
$20,490 250
47 Idaho
$28,100
$20,990 240
48 Wyoming
$27,690
$17,570 190
49 North Dakota
$27,530
$17,010 240
50 Nebraska
$26,840
$19,100 490
51 Montana
$26,790
$19,780 250
52 Arkansas
$26,040
$19,930 310
53 Guam
$25,590
$18,470 50
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