News Analyst, Reporters and Correspondents Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of news analysts, reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare news analyst, reporters and correspondents salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,060
25th Percentile Wage
$30,550
50th Percentile Wage
$40,810
75th Percentile Wage
$52,790
90th Percentile Wage
$66,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for news analysts, reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) news analysts, reporters and correspondents is $66,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid news analysts, reporters and correspondents is $27,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of news analysts, reporters and correspondents in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,8105.71%7.42%
201538,4804.50%-
201436,750-0.16%-
201336,810-2.64%-
201237,780--

Compare News Analyst, Reporters and Correspondents Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of news analysts, reporters and correspondents in six industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for news analyst, reporters and correspondents occupations is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $46,960. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $37,820). For detailed news analyst, reporters and correspondents salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State government, including schools and hospitals
$46,960
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$44,470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,040
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$40,810
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,560
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$37,820

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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