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
$22,960
25th Percentile Wage
$28,880
50th Percentile Wage
$39,240
75th Percentile Wage
$62,690
90th Percentile Wage
$90,930

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 $90,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid reporters and correspondents is $22,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,240
3.95% 9.00%
2016
$37,690
3.93% -
2015
$36,210
1.08% -
2014
$35,820
1.06% -
2013
$35,440
-0.76% -
2012
$35,710
- -

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 $59,410. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $34,150). For detailed reporters and correspondents salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Information Services
$59,410
Other Information Services
$59,410
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$47,790
Television Broadcasting
$46,940
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$45,500
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$45,420
Telecommunications
$40,160
Radio Broadcasting
$38,510
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$36,020
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$35,130
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$35,130
Newspaper Publishers
$34,150

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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