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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,850
25th Percentile Wage
$25,560
50th Percentile Wage
$34,960
75th Percentile Wage
$53,830
90th Percentile Wage
$81,090

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 $81,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of reporters and correspondents from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,960
3.03% 20.22%
2016
$33,900
10.50% -
2015
$30,340
2.47% -
2014
$29,590
2.60% -
2013
$28,820
3.23% -
2012
$27,890
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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 $23,320 to $44,320. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $44,320. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Evansville (mean annual salary $37,660). The lowest paying area is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $23,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$44,320
Evansville
$37,660
Lexington-Fayette
$33,280
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$28,160
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$27,610
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$27,520
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$23,790
Bowling Green
$23,320




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