Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,720
25th Percentile Wage
$21,490
50th Percentile Wage
$24,430
75th Percentile Wage
$33,800
90th Percentile Wage
$56,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,720.

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
$24,430
-9.66% -6.63%
2016
$26,790
-0.30% -
2015
$26,870
-3.94% -
2014
$27,930
4.26% -
2013
$26,740
2.58% -
2012
$26,050
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Montana ranges from $21,010 to $30,190. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Montana is Billings with a median annual salary of $30,190. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Missoula (mean annual salary $27,900). The lowest paying area is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $21,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Billings
$30,190
Missoula
$27,900
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$25,730
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$23,840
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$21,010




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