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

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

Average Annual Salary of Reporters and Correspondents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,440
25th Percentile Wage
$31,810
50th Percentile Wage
$39,340
75th Percentile Wage
$50,840
90th Percentile Wage
$70,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) reporters and correspondents is $70,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid reporters and correspondents is $28,440.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,340
-1.04% 4.73%
2016
$39,750
4.00% -
2015
$38,160
3.88% -
2014
$36,680
-0.60% -
2013
$36,900
-1.57% -
2012
$37,480
- -

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

The average salaries of 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 reporters and correspondents occupations is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $46,020. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $36,740). For detailed 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
$46,020
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$42,640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$40,280
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$39,340
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$36,770
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$36,740

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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