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Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,850
25th Percentile Wage
$25,500
50th Percentile Wage
$31,400
75th Percentile Wage
$46,340
90th Percentile Wage
$67,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,850.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2017
$31,400
1.21% -7.45%
2016
$31,020
-0.87% -
2015
$31,290
4.15% -
2014
$29,990
-12.50% -
2013
$33,740
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of North Carolina ranges from $23,610 to $45,750. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $45,750. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Winston-Salem (mean annual salary $41,040). The lowest paying area is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$45,750
Winston-Salem
$41,040
Asheville
$38,410
Durham-Chapel Hill
$34,300
Wilmington
$30,150
Greensboro-High Point
$29,520
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,260
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,700
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,670
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$27,430
Burlington
$27,230
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$23,610




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