Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Ohio

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,400
25th Percentile Wage
$24,800
50th Percentile Wage
$32,310
75th Percentile Wage
$46,260
90th Percentile Wage
$66,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $66,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,400.

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
$32,310
4.09% -2.23%
2016
$30,990
5.16% -
2015
$29,390
-2.01% -
2014
$29,980
1.33% -
2013
$29,580
-11.66% -
2012
$33,030
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Ohio ranges from $23,240 to $52,720. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Ohio is Akron with a median annual salary of $52,720. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cincinnati-Middletown (mean annual salary $42,910). The lowest paying area is Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Akron
$52,720
Cincinnati-Middletown
$42,910
Columbus
$38,830
Canton-Massillon
$38,020
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$34,940
Dayton
$33,660
Toledo
$32,090
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$29,840
Lima
$29,110
Mansfield
$27,240
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$25,860
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$24,970
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$23,240




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