Reporters and Correspondents Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare reporters and correspondents salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Reporters and Correspondents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) reporters and correspondents is $86,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid reporters and correspondents is $22,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Reporters and Correspondents Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of reporters and correspondents in twelve industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for reporters and correspondents occupations is the other information services industry with an annual salary $60,680. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $32,970). For detailed reporters and correspondents salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Television Broadcasting
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Radio Broadcasting
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Newspaper Publishers

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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