The salary statistics of reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare reporters and correspondents salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$23,270|
|25th Percentile Wage||$26,130|
|50th Percentile Wage||$42,680|
|75th Percentile Wage||$60,100|
|90th Percentile Wage||$74,440|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $74,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid reporters and correspondents is $23,270.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of reporters and correspondents in two industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. For detailed reporters and correspondents salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries|| |
|Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .