Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for reporters and correspondents in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of reporters and correspondents among Kentucky areas 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,890
25th Percentile Wage
$24,840
50th Percentile Wage
$33,900
75th Percentile Wage
$57,590
90th Percentile Wage
$80,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.03
25th Percentile Wage
$11.94
50th Percentile Wage
$16.30
75th Percentile Wage
$27.69
90th Percentile Wage
$38.85

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.85. The median hourly salary is $16.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.03.

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
201633,90010.50%17.73%
201530,3402.47%-
201429,5902.60%-
201328,8203.23%-
201227,890--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Kentucky ranges from $23,000 to $44,200. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $44,200. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $40,830). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$44,200
Lexington-Fayette
$40,830
Evansville
$36,750
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$27,790
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$27,610
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$24,620
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$23,000


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