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Reporters and Correspondents Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Reporters and Correspondents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,980
25th Percentile Wage
$42,960
50th Percentile Wage
$50,180
75th Percentile Wage
$59,980
90th Percentile Wage
$79,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $79,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid reporters and correspondents is $36,980.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,180
-0.04% -11.84%
2016
$50,200
6.41% -
2015
$46,980
-1.15% -
2014
$47,520
9.22% -
2013
$43,140
-30.09% -
2012
$56,120
- -

Compare Reporters and Correspondents Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of reporters and correspondents in three industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 advertising, public relations, and related services industry with an annual salary $51,840. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $46,990). For detailed reporters and correspondents salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$51,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,180
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,990

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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