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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 among North Carolina metropolitan 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,440
25th Percentile Wage
$25,630
50th Percentile Wage
$31,020
75th Percentile Wage
$46,960
90th Percentile Wage
$66,320

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 $66,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,440.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.31
25th Percentile Wage
$12.32
50th Percentile Wage
$14.92
75th Percentile Wage
$22.58
90th Percentile Wage
$31.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.89. The median hourly salary is $14.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.31.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201631,020-0.87%-8.77%
201531,2904.15%-
201429,990-12.50%-
201333,740--

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 $23,570 to $44,950. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $44,950. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Asheville (mean annual salary $38,410). The lowest paying area is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$44,950
Asheville
$38,410
Winston-Salem
$34,640
Greensboro-High Point
$29,520
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,860
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,670
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$23,570


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