Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,030
25th Percentile Wage
$27,440
50th Percentile Wage
$37,750
75th Percentile Wage
$65,590
90th Percentile Wage
$90,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,030.

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
$37,750
1.77% 15.18%
2016
$37,080
9.63% -
2015
$33,510
3.46% -
2014
$32,350
-6.31% -
2013
$34,390
6.89% -
2012
$32,020
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Michigan ranges from $21,040 to $70,180. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Michigan is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $70,180. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Lansing-East Lansing (mean annual salary $45,750). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $21,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$70,180
Lansing-East Lansing
$45,750
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$45,170
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$43,440
South Bend-Mishawaka
$42,890
Ann Arbor
$34,090
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$30,430
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$28,240
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$24,690
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$24,610
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$21,040




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