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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 $83,320, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for reporters and correspondents. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $63,040). 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 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
$83,320
$37,820 1,960
2 New York
$63,040
$31,760 4,240
3 Maryland
$56,280
$29,250 490
4 New Jersey
$47,170
$23,660 790
5 California
$44,510
$27,460 3,570
6 Nevada
$44,290
$26,340 320
7 Hawaii
$44,060
$19,580 90
8 Massachusetts
$42,750
$25,130 1,080
9 Georgia
$42,240
$20,900 900
10 Alaska
$42,230
$32,840 90
11 Colorado
$41,570
$26,090 660
12 Louisiana
$41,230
$23,810 460
13 Florida
$40,760
$25,450 2,060
14 Puerto Rico
$40,490
$24,300 240
15 Oregon
$40,250
$25,560 560
16 Maine
$39,110
$26,000 190
17 Arizona
$38,970
$26,080 610
18 Washington
$38,790
$25,460 730
19 Missouri
$38,100
$21,450 490
20 Michigan
$37,750
$22,030 1,290
21 Utah
$37,370
$18,890 200
22 Minnesota
$37,210
$25,330 810
23 Indiana
$36,710
$25,680 920
24 Virginia
$36,150
$23,770 780
25 Rhode Island
$35,800
$23,820 120
26 Pennsylvania
$35,750
$23,390 1,300
27 Connecticut
$35,280
$23,050 290
28 Kentucky
$34,960
$19,850 780
29 South Carolina
$34,920
$18,670 500
30 Kansas
$34,580
$21,270 350
31 Oklahoma
$34,360
$20,730 480
32 Alabama
$34,260
$23,550 470
33 West Virginia
$34,060
$24,840 260
34 Vermont
$33,960
$26,600 140
35 Texas
$33,840
$19,420 2,010
36 Delaware
$33,470
$22,010 150
37 Wisconsin
$33,140
$21,260 870
38 Illinois
$32,830
$19,470 1,470
39 New Hampshire
$32,770
$22,470 190
40 Ohio
$32,310
$21,400 1,370
41 Iowa
$32,150
$20,250 640
42 North Carolina
$31,400
$21,850 1,080
43 Nebraska
$31,030
$19,470 480
44 New Mexico
$31,010
$21,540 200
45 Idaho
$30,950
$19,910 240
46 Wyoming
$28,880
$22,180 180
47 South Dakota
$28,240
$21,060 240
48 North Dakota
$27,530
$17,010 220
49 Arkansas
$26,930
$20,690 310
50 Tennessee
$26,760
$18,340 570
51 Mississippi
$26,660
$16,890 290
52 Guam
$25,590
$18,470 50
53 Montana
$24,430
$19,720 240
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