Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,330
25th Percentile Wage
$29,950
50th Percentile Wage
$37,210
75th Percentile Wage
$72,190
90th Percentile Wage
$88,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,330.

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
$37,210
-9.67% 14.43%
2016
$40,810
6.13% -
2015
$38,310
11.20% -
2014
$34,020
10.99% -
2013
$30,280
-5.15% -
2012
$31,840
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Minnesota ranges from $27,650 to $34,240. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Minnesota is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,240. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $28,620). The lowest paying area is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $27,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$34,240
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$28,620
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$27,700
St Cloud
$27,650




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