Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,470
25th Percentile Wage
$25,130
50th Percentile Wage
$31,110
75th Percentile Wage
$58,630
90th Percentile Wage
$77,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.36
25th Percentile Wage
$12.08
50th Percentile Wage
$14.96
75th Percentile Wage
$28.19
90th Percentile Wage
$37.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.36. The median hourly salary is $14.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.36.

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
201631,1105.05%16.20%
201529,5403.22%-
201428,590-1.96%-
201329,15010.57%-
201226,070--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Missouri ranges from $22,770 to $43,720. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $43,720. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Jefferson City (mean annual salary $34,610). The lowest paying area is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$43,720
Jefferson City
$34,610
St Louis
$29,680
Springfield
$27,540
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$27,160
Columbia
$25,010
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$23,940
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$23,620
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$22,770


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