Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,890
25th Percentile Wage
$19,180
50th Percentile Wage
$26,660
75th Percentile Wage
$32,490
90th Percentile Wage
$50,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $26,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,890.

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
$26,660
-7.01% -19.73%
2016
$28,530
-3.43% -
2015
$29,510
-4.91% -
2014
$30,960
-0.23% -
2013
$31,030
-2.87% -
2012
$31,920
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Mississippi ranges from $19,960 to $30,720. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $30,720. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Jackson (mean annual salary $30,180). The lowest paying area is Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$30,720
Jackson
$30,180
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$27,680
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$19,960




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