Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in New Jersey

The average annual and hourly salaries for reporters and correspondents in the state of New Jersey are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of reporters and correspondents amongst New Jersey 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Reporters and Correspondents in New Jersey

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,660
25th Percentile Wage
$32,440
50th Percentile Wage
$47,170
75th Percentile Wage
$71,760
90th Percentile Wage
$96,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,660.

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
$47,170
-1.42% 16.77%
2016
$47,840
11.45% -
2015
$42,360
9.77% -
2014
$38,220
3.82% -
2013
$36,760
-6.80% -
2012
$39,260
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of New Jersey ranges from $36,690 to $51,760. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in New Jersey is Trenton-Ewing with a median annual salary of $51,760. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Camden (mean annual salary $38,850). The lowest paying area is Edison-New Brunswick with a median annual salary of $36,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Trenton-Ewing
$51,760
Camden
$38,850
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$36,750
Edison-New Brunswick
$36,690




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