Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for reporters and correspondents in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of reporters and correspondents among Iowa cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Reporters and Correspondents in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,340
25th Percentile Wage
$25,240
50th Percentile Wage
$31,380
75th Percentile Wage
$37,710
90th Percentile Wage
$50,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,340.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.30
25th Percentile Wage
$12.14
50th Percentile Wage
$15.09
75th Percentile Wage
$18.13
90th Percentile Wage
$24.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.39. The median hourly salary is $15.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.30.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of reporters and correspondents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,380-1.78%16.35%
201531,9407.26%-
201429,6204.42%-
201328,3107.28%-
201226,250--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Reporters and Correspondents in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Iowa ranges from $22,840 to $37,090. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $37,090. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Iowa City (mean annual salary $34,130). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$37,090
Iowa City
$34,130
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$32,450
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,900
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,640
Cedar Rapids
$27,870
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$27,730
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$22,840


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